Sunday, June 19, 2022

On Father’s Day

These two photos were taken minutes apart, 
At and after sunset, 
And it struck me, how much the colors changed 
Under the influence of the sun; 
How the gray barn turned to red 
And the lavender in my garden 
Became just a grayish bush — 
Much as children become more or less themselves Depending on the influence 
 And control of their parents. 
This Father’s Day, I choose to honor, 
Not my father, but my husband, 
Who not just permitted but invited our girls 
To let their own special colors shine forth.

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