We Will All, Each of Us, Live Forever

There is a small man
rowing a brown boat
in a large lake
in a painting
above my father’s fireplace.

My father believes the small man is going to kill himself.
I would like to believe he is fishing.

Dylan Macdonald is a recent graduate of the University of San Diego. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Columbia Journal Online, Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal, Rust + Moth—A Journal of Poetry and the Arts, and Scarlett Leaf Review.