Di Leonardo – With Mommy and Daddy

WITH MOMMY AND DADDY

(Inspired by Paul Gavin’s “Morning Colours: San Clemente Pier Walk” Oil, 2014.)
Hand in hand we walk the pier
toward a big yellow building
where in one hour
we will be American citizens
 
My daddy is not afraid, edging
the pier he smokes a Camel
stares at ships out to sea
feels the past through smoke
 
where sky and water embrace
and black battleships sink
with the setting sun, and hope
someday
 
I’d like to leap this pier, taste
their story beyond that flat line
 
 

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