Father’s Day 2020
The day it all began we were bound to meet
In the college library, not by chance.
A smile dawned that added to the thread of
My studies—discovering the true path to happiness,
And make my place in the world
See how the gift never leaves, the giver
And the giving pour through like a river,
Directed and redirected, hard-pressed
But always arriving, returned in the giving
Without letting it waver
How fine, this awakening, to wake up
Face-to-face cherishing the precious souls
to which we pledge forever.
The thing is we’ve been around long enough
To know we’re on the gaining side of a scale.
How it held us together, lovers in a tiny house
Weaving the way through an amazing world,
And that’s a fine place to be
Garden City Park