52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

15. Two Dads on the Train

Plaid shirt, brown pants
next to plaid pants, blue shirt—
the scene is rarely seen
nowadays. So much plaid!
So little in our era
that's be-legged!
Their sons play games
in plaid shirts, plain pants
across the aisle I’ll use
to exit and remember
to make the poem exist.
I was a riding dad, too,
once, my sons at home
game-playing, maybe,
wasn’t there to know.