Tag Archives: sons

the son’s voice – February 6

2.6.2017 the son’s voice speaks years to the old man   moments of grace and joy between them   that he had never known with his own. ——————— Advertisements

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noticing – June 19

6.19.2016 the lilac smell is sweet close up to my nostrils as I raise on tiptoe to their aroma   it’s a dark night the street empty but for my love and I out to gaze after nothing   we … Continue reading

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Rizpah – May 24

Rizpah sat with her sons dangling   waving off the birds of prey.   God did not demand this she knew.   Her perseverance opened David’s eyes. =========================

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For Matthew – December 7

12.7.2015 I’m Luke Skywalker. I’m Darth Vader. He leapt off the moving truck into the arms of a lifelong friend.   Golden boy swinging, legs pointed high like his heart and aspirations.   Grown man reaching reaching to speak a … Continue reading

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son at the wheel – July 18

7.13.2015 the car rolls out son at the wheel   we have to trust now   that the lessons taught   over years and days and instants   took. —————-

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he’s washing the dishes – June 20

he’s washing the dishes. a man shouldn’t do that. it’s embarrassing. the other kid’s dad’s don’t. it’s women’s work. I hide my head.   I stand at the sink now years later and see my mother’s hands raw, cracked, hurting. … Continue reading

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sons around the table – June 17

6.17.2015 sons around the table, having a beer on the back deck, staking out steaks around the grill, chatting up dad as if it were every day.   if only it were. ——————-

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