Friday, October 11, 2013

Loss

It was not many months ago
as I panted, carrying him
up to bed, that he said:
'I wish I was strong like you;'

only weeks since, watching me
clumsily batter a nail into wood,
he asked with wonder:
'How can you do that?'

But now he is six. Today
he looks at where my crown
slightly thins and coolly observes:
'You're losing your hair.'

He sees my mortality;
his blinkers are lost.

2 comments:

  1. A nice, bittersweet poem, Father. I like its simplicity. (But a typo in the antepenultimate line.)

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  2. Thanks, M ... & thanks for doing copy-editing duty, also!

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