A Letter From My Father
It's extant only on official forms -
His copperplate chalked on corporation
On tax returns its furls and curlicues
Yet he hated writing and many's the chit
in the naive scrawl that prints these lines.
needed telling, he was more inclined to say.
how I crave a letter from my father,
|© Donny O'Rourke, 1997|