Tagged: dad

the robin who made

the robin who made
her nest in dad’s hibiscus
syriacus caught

a whiff of clean laundry airing
on mama’s clothesline, moved north
.
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every year, dad prunes

every year, dad prunes
mama’s azalea bushes
carefully so that

they become perfectly rounded
buns well before mother’s day
.
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mom and dad shuttle

mom and dad shuttle
the loom back and forth across the
fabric of our youth,

adolescence, adulthood – a
selvage against unravelings
.
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dad perfects the love

dad perfects the love
of simplicity and the
unity of love –

biting into a fan tuan,
taking a sip of soy milk
.
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because dad had our

(for dad)

because dad had our
backs, we were free to explore,
become strong, grow wings
.
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mom and dad tucks kale

in between the in-

in between the in-
betweens
, we
will pretend to be
all adult about
it, hiding
behind mama’s
skirts, lingering
in dad’s shadows
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: in-betweens

between fatherhood

between fatherhood
and dadhood
are lines drawn, erased,
redrawn, dashed, dotted,

crossed, bolded, retraced – never
to get right, nor to get even
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: lines

in dad’s backyard, the

in dad’s backyard, the
hummingbirds honor the hand
that feeds, small pleasures
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: pleasures

the hardest working

the hardest working
flowers in mama’s garden
are the zinnias

provided that dad fills up the
bucket for her to water them
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: water