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BOOKENDS

As I knew no living grandparents, I’ve been a grandson to none. But I have been a son, a god son, a younger brother, an older brother, A nephew, a cousin, an uncle, A grand uncle, a great grand uncle, A husband twice espoused, A son-in-law, a brother-in-law, A father, a god father, a stepfather, A father-in-law, And an ex-husband twice removed. As my children are not yet parents, And, given the state of the world, May possibly never be, I am grandfather to none. If certain familial ties can be Regarded as bookends to a life, Mine are less than evident, Leaving my existential chronology Dangling famously over edges, Mocking the persistence of memory.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 12/18/2021 9:10:00 AM
I really like this. And, in many ways, can relate. Fantastic job!
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Date: 12/13/2021 9:59:00 PM
an interesting way of stating things....existential chronology ... there's a definite bookend to my paternal side but the maternal was supposed to go on to great, great, greats...I lost count of the shelves at the first set of greats... :)
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