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I was afraid the past would catch up with me,
would find this new house too like the scarred
old childhood home. But it hasn’t yet. A tree
casts soft and gentle shade over our green yard.
I feel forgiven all the sins I didn’t commit
for long minutes at a time. What were they?
I can’t now think of anything wrong with me—I fit
in these rooms, can mostly agree to each day.
For long minutes I don’t even blame my mother
for dying, my father for spending years in bed.
My little traumas are just souvenirs of other
lives, of places I might have once visited.
I’m mostly a father here, a husband, barely a son.
The big sun rises early here, as I do, with everyone.
|July 02, 2016||A Confession to a Friend in Trouble||Thomas Hardy|
|June 02, 2012||The Convergence of the Twain||Thomas Hardy|
|January 17, 2015||Where They Lived||Thomas Hardy|
|September 09, 2012||The Year's Awakening||Thomas Hardy|
|May 02, 2015||In a Whispering Gallery||Thomas Hardy|
|August 13, 2016||Moments of Vision||Thomas Hardy|
|June 02, 2013||The High-School Lawn||Thomas Hardy|
|December 31, 2012||At the Entering of the New Year||Thomas Hardy|
|December 24, 2012||The Oxen||Thomas Hardy|
|June 06, 2015||He Prefers Her Earthly||Thomas Hardy|