Poetry

Who Needs Daughters?

Ask me what I like doing best of all in the whole world. Go on, go on, ask me. Without hesitation I would say talking intensely with someone I love Well, the best thing happened the other night My son and I sat for about six hours, and just talked. We cooked a bit of fish, drank a bit, Well, more than a bit, and just let the thoughts and feelings flow. We roamed from gossip about people we know to how our family works, and doesn’t work, questions of value in life, to affidavit responses and family law ligatures,…

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