Monday, January 31, 2011

An Adoptive Father

for Jim

consider the weight
of love, the heft
arms make in arms
and legs hold
against your chest

how they act a ballast

how they weigh
everything and nearly
nothing at all

when their bodies rise
like pop flies
toward your open hands
where they land
to rise again

consider boy for boy

consider it all joy
how pound for pound
you’ve raised each son

For Random Acts of Poetry at The High Calling.