Tagged: father

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

the hummingbirds came

the hummingbirds came
home last friday, and dad was
ready for them – our

backyard strategically blooming
with fire engine red feeders
.
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between vacuuming

between vacuuming
the house, cleaning
out and restocking
the fridge, ironing
the dinner napkins,
folding and unfolding
the sheets, trips to the
airport, thawing the
ham, one more
grocery run, and
refueling the gas
tank, mom and dad
meet in the backyard
for a breather,
holly-hunting
.
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in the middle of

in the middle of
day, i glance down at my new
old watch, every tick

a reminder of dad’s old
new love, steady, fully charged
.
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mom and dad vowed to

mom and dad vowed to
tighten up any loosened
screws before bed each
night so that we would
have another
chance by morning,
not be defenseless
.
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every shape of a

every shape of a
poem, yet unwritten, has you
in it, ready to

mend the inevitable
cracks, draw together meaning
.
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each time you pull

for dad

each time you pull
out a special tool
for fixing the things
that break, you teach
us how to hold
the problem in
our hands, engage
in solutions, find
the edges of
every rule.
equipped with
a lifetime of
tools, we still
find your love
immeasurable
.
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less than eight hours

less than eight hours
after you arrive, everything
gets fixed – that leaking

faucet, a broken zipper,
the rickety chair, our hearts
.
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you belong to the

you belong to the
pattern of iron and steel,
aluminum and

other variations, strength, on
which we could always depend
.
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it’s how dad rises

it’s how dad rises
before daybreak to flush out
the cold water from

the pipes for us – so that we
never have to stop dreaming
.
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