12.12 For Naomi
You waved from the frosted window
as you passed with flashers on
just a link in the funereal chain
and I knew that you at least
would break ten years of silence.
I just never realized you might
break our hearts in the process.
“You can say hello to your father,”
and I dared to shake his hand.
Instead, he pulled me in to him
wrapped his arms around me
and broke my notions of my father
in that moment I was genuinelysorry for his loss.