On The Death of a Younger Brother from Heroin Overdose

Picture of Brandon Werner and Tyler Werner when they were children, blowing out birthday candles

It’s a strange thing to know someone for the entirety of their life. Our books usually lay over others so that we are either there at the beginning, the long middle, or at the end – but never cover to cover. To be able to remember the moment your Mother brought him home to the moment you got the phone call an hour after work — from your Father — standing over his dead body. Gun shots are the same.

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