At 85
16 plus 9 is 38
Last year's holiday never happened
Two sons blend into one
History slopes away into events
I don't want to remember

~ ~ ~

You Can See Him

but he can't see you
He is on the stage
and the spot is in his eyes

He did the work
made the sacrifices
licked the asses
You nurtured your hurt

He did the work
He gets the rewards
You believe in magic and ideas

~ ~ ~

it's a physical event
the difference between yesterday and today
is minute

If I remember previous years correctly
the hours of daylight
get longer

~ ~ ~