Alex Manthei

The street to the hospital

The street to the hospital Hank died in curves up a mountain in my memory
stucco-rock mountain
the grounds are calm
and the only reason for this visit is for me to learn
and how when going down a mountain
you can coast to save on gas by turning off the engine

in my head
the magic only works if you talk about what a good man he was

alex manthai

Alex Manthei edits Two Words For, an online literary arts publication at His work has appeared in The Belleville Park Pages, The Bastille, The Red Branch Journal, SLANG, Writer’s Block, and Paris Lit Up Magazine. He writes poetry, takes photos, and studies typography in London. For more info please visit