Verse – Hearing

when my dad was old
in his seventies
often he would say
my good ear

his head would turn
one eye widen
forehead wrinkle
mouth turn down

if he then heard
perhaps a smile
or sympathetic nod

if still silence

a frozen face

  • Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, Sept. 30, 2015

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