In the Distance

My poem, In the Distance, is in the current issue of The Big Windows Review. Here is the poem:

In the Distance

We speak so
seldom now—
phone shy
since childhood

and the miles
between us
seem to multiply
with the years.

each new

greeted us
a garden gate

When did
the highway
become a gravel

Last night.
I thought
of that day
we had to hide

your father’s
car keys.
His daily descent
into dementia.

I take the top
on the old
Triumph Spitfire,

kick the
tires for luck,
and head your way
on the open road

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2 Responses to In the Distance

  1. maryrohrerdann says:

    Nice! Congrats!

    Mary Rohrer-Dann
    Author, Taking the Long Way Home, Kelsay Books, 2021

    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
    Mary Oliver — The Summer Day


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