Free Verse: Sean


Free Verse


This picture was taken
40 years ago…
you were two.
I sit now
and remember
the day you were born.
Outside the window
just an oblo like on a ship,
beside the place
that I lay,
giving birth to you,
there was a tiny tree
so small,
just planted,
and I imagined,
as I gave that mighty push
and focused on that plant:
“one day this tiny sapling
will grow into a mighty oak.”
And you came into the light
and I imagined,
as I heard your first lament:
“one day my tiny son,
you’ll grow into a mighty man.”
A tree just beginning
A man just arriving,
at 7:55, August 27th 1971.
Happy Birthday
my dearest son.

6 thoughts on “Free Verse: Sean

    • He’s a good looker…right now he’s working, and lives down in Rome so I won’t be able to pass it with him 😦 But I’m sure he will. Thanks for the comment!


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