“Three Stanzas for My Father” …

Lifetime Pic's 579A poem about my Dad, originally published in Necessary Fiction … as part four of Appalachian Silence among the Dark Selves

“Three Stanzas for My Father”

Wind across the Bradfords is
a perfect silence through glass —
fourth floor — life in silent mode
where a tumor is a tumor is

a tumor. The leg wraps pulsing
to hold back the clots. Titanium
rod buried in bone. Two blankets
for the cold as if winter were hiding

somewhere in the dawn, and
the wobble in your voice were
enough to explain the need
for one more spring, and…


~ by samofthetenthousandthings on June 18, 2015.

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