words

the words you say to me — those are words you use for a drunken bum reaching for your wallet   those are words you use for a man advancing on your wife   and “i’m sorry” — that’s what you say to the elderly lady you cut in line at the grocery store  … Continue reading words

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To my father  —

You gave me your eyes; curious to see the world. You gave me your hands; nimble and able. You gave me your arms; strong, to carry life's burdens. You gave me your stomach; passionate and intuitive.   So how can you tell me that my eyes look tired? My hands too rough? My arms too… Continue reading To my father —