Mother, Father

Photograph by John Livzey

Photograph by John Livzey

MOTHER, FATHER

Four working arms,
four ready legs,
young freckled face,

young balding head;
each with little,
wanting much:

each other,
purpose, work,
us,

and a home you saved
to build, your own
to fill

and love and leave. You’ve
come so far,
we’ve left,

returned
to let you tame our own
with laughter,

crazy love
and ritual fighting,
training

for life,
Mother…
Father…

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