under life’s imminent

under life’s imminent
force, grandpa pulled
away from
us, and we are
undone –
immeasurable
strands of DNA
from a double helix
unzipped and waiting
to be translated
once more –
into that
chuckle, a weakness
for the bitterest
tea, an
unbelievable
gentleness, and a gift
for choosing the
right words when
even the right
words will no
longer soothe
.
20130930:2325
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11 comments

  1. mark

    It is a gift for us that you inherited; through love “a gift for choosing the right words” from a beautiful man.

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