poem index

My Father Remembers Blue Zebras

Judy Halebsky
He remembers that he lost his wallet

he knows about the rainshadow
and the string of islands off the coast of Vancouver


               

oboeru to remember also means to learn I try to keep track of what he put where the small green car we called Cricket the second time he got drafted and Aunt Nina’s husband, he's a nice guy but he’s a fascist he's asking me again where do you live oh, you're in school, what do you study how far off coast do you have to go to be sheltered from the rain that's wonderful Dad says, that's wonderful

From Sky=Empty. Copyright © 2010 by Judy Halebsky. Used by permission of New Issues Press. All rights reserved.

Judy Halebsky