(May 10, 2018)
I have been an orphan
twenty-two years: still,
want to give flowers.
Query: must they still come from
- (Of course I never gave my Mother flowers stolen from the several cemeteries in and around Sanford, Florida (USA), but in some stretch-budget times I was tempted. Instead I showed up the day before each major cleaning-event (The pest-exterminator) to do the heavy lifting and cleaning and then go with Dad fishing all day the following morning: which was the present I never did quite figure, especially after he retired and I never once turned the corner to go to the old homestead by the back way that I did not see them in twin rocking chairs on the back porch holding hands and chattering away like teenage first-loves. But boy could they yell at each other – and such language! Shocked! I tells ya!)