POETS' CORNER: ANOTHER FATHERS' DAY POEM FROM ROSEMERRY

Editor’s note: This next poem from Wordwoman Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer in Telluride Inside… and Out’s series for Fathers’ Day sums up a thought I have had for years: Our dads set the bar high when it comes to unconditional love for their children. It takes awhile for us to grow legs long enough to join him on the other side.

And Could It Be More?

In the other room I hear
my father snoring
and imagine how
he’s stood before
outside my door
and listened
to my tides of sleep
with, could it be,
as much love for me
as I have now for him—
his shore is my shore,
our heart sails
open.

Image is Rosemerry with her father.

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