Thursday, December 12, 2013

After the Funeral...

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 genuinely
sorry for his loss.




Bryan Ochalla said...

Very nicely put, Justin. Also, sorry to hear about your loss :(

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Thanks, Bryan. I appreciate the kind words.