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Father’s Day Reverie

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Father’s Day Reverie

Father’s Day Reverie


I have been sentenced to tumblers
of iced tea in an old lawn chair
for the summers that remain 
in my life. But I don’t complain.
I go to bed and I lie there

for hours like a mummy. 
I stare at the ceiling and finger a curl
in my sleeping wife’s hair.
How many hours do I slaughter 

each evening, asking no one
why I quit drinking 
the day I got married,
why I got married
the day I quit drinking.


Donal Mahoney

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  1. Date: 4/25/2010 1:37:00 PM

    nice one, excellent write sounds interesting to me, enjoyed,..p.d.