Wannabe Mr. Rogers
answers all Detective Li’s questions
about the missing boy.
But there’s something off:
his cardigan sweater,
how he slurps the milk carton
out of a straw,
the way he smiles
as if he knows something she doesn’t.
“Why choose this line of work?”
he asks the detective as she packs up.
“My brother went missing from a grocery store.”
He watches as Li gets in her car.
He remembers her as a girl with her brother.
He folds up the “wanted” milk carton
and puts it with the others.