“Your mom asked me
not to tell you
over the phone.
Just come home.
promise you’ll stay calm.
Are you sure?
Your father died today.
He was mowing
the lawn and he had
a heart attack.”
I couldn’t hear anything
except the sound
of my youth
my Answer Man.
fark man....right in the gut with this one...hard to get that over the phone as well...i understand why they wouldnt...one of those things that is hard to absorb...i hope this was not recent for you...if so i am sorry for your loss...ReplyDelete
Yes, this really happened, March 1, 1999. Thanks for your kind words.Delete
I with Brian . .not sure if this really happened, or if you were just delivering us a really good poem. In case, I'm praying for you and yours. It could never hurt, anyway, to pray. :) -debReplyDelete
Thanks, and I will include you in my prayers as well.Delete
If there's anyone I can't stand anyway, it's The Answer Man.ReplyDelete
This Answer Man I loved, and so he is missed.Delete
I'm sorry, Mosky.Delete
No matter how much time goes by, it's still raw... you have captured that fact beautifully.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is, thanks. After 13 years, the shock has subsided, but not the sadness.Delete
Death is a bitch slap. It took my mom June 14 and I still can't believe it.ReplyDelete
You have my sympathies. Yes, the first year, the first set of seasons and holidays is an emotional minefield.Delete