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2020-03-30T20:36:08-04:00June 16th, 2013|Relationships|

The only thing you need to know about your father

There are a thousand reasons
why I love him

or just this one

the only thing you need to know
about your father
is this day

an old woman
who couldn’t find her car

and your father
who passed you to me
so he could walk the streets with her
eventually driving her in our car
where they found her own
way on the other side of the park

she never would have found it

was all he said
as we drove to the dinner party
only a little bit late

while I roped the memory
around my heart
practicing how I would tell you about it
every few years or so
this little kindness
that explained so much.

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