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.