Father: a Poem

This poem was originally written for my dad’s birthday in 2012. It was put to video and given to him as a modern “hand-made” gift. It went through a lot of reworking, editing, and polishing. Then the good folks at San Pedro River Review & Blue Horse Press published it in their Spring 2016 issue: The American Southwest.

I included it in my first chapbook: Moons, Roads, and Rivers, which was published in December of 2017 by Finishing Line Press and put it into my father’s hands in print.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad. And thank you. You done good.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Brian Dean Powers says:

    One of my two favorites in that chapbook. I think I know that dam in your metaphor, though mine was required for a totally different reason.

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    1. That’s a level of “getting it” that I hadn’t even considered, Brian. Thank you for that. It’s a gift when I hear that something I wrote reaches someone in a way I hadn’t anticipated.


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