Sunday, June 21, 2015

father / david rutkowski


father

in taiwan the moon never seems further
than a child's touch

my son sees the sky in chinese and me

i school and scold and read him poems
so that he may teach me meaning

tonight we will watch gravity

i will stop the film too often
as he takes notes

words float in his head like lifeboats

the finger-tip caught in the fire-door
was re-attached and when he plays bach
i'm too moved to even cry

too soon
i will float in his head like lifeboats

~~
David Rutkowski, 2014

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