lotus eaters 3

At last the grandchild visits
a lovely silent child
who smiles shyly
sees all
investigates with
little gurgles of approval

the news is on TV
and grampa turns
and watches
what caught the eye
what caught the ear
across the globe

the newspaper is on his lap
he’s up to date
and well informed
he says

The silent child
stares up at him
and knows
that’s how I’ll be

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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1 Response to lotus eaters 3

  1. stephanie says:

    lovely. made me cry. i will save it for him. xoxo

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