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Quote, May 29, 2011

Posted by ejmoore510 7 (My Page) on
Mon, May 30, 11 at 12:14

Sunday mornings I would reach
high into his dark closet while standing
on a chair and tiptoeing reach
higher, touching, sometimes fumbling
the soft crowns and imagine
I was in a forest, wind hymning
through pines, where the musky scent
of rain clinging to damp earth was
his scent I loved, lingering on
bands, leather, and on the inner silk
crowns where I would smell his
hair and almost think I was being
held, or climbing a tree, touching
the yellow fruit, leaves whose scent
was that of clove in the godsome
air, as now, thinking of his fabulous
sleep, I stand on this canyon floor
and watch light slowly close
on water I can't be sure is there.

My Father's Hats by Mark Irwin

In Honor of my Father's birthday yesterday.
Sorry I'm late. Started a new job. Swing shifts/12 hours. Nightshifts are tough.


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RE: Quote, May 29, 2011

  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Mon, May 30, 11 at 12:24

Thank you, ej! Yes, night-shifts are no fun! You posted while I was writing my rant, a happy surprise!


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