Tuesday, October 11, 2011

To My Dead Father

by Frank O'Hara

Don't call to me father

wherever you are I'm
still your little son
running through the dark

I couldn't do what you

say even if I could hear
your roses no longer grow
my heart's black as their

bed their dainty thorns

have become my face's
troublesome stubble you
must not think of flowers

And do not frighten my

blue eyes with hazel flecks
or thicken my lips when
I face my mirror don't ask

that I be other than your

strange son understanding
minor miracles not death
father I am alive! father

forgive the roses and me

         RIP Dad

1 comment:

  1. He is missed by so many who loved/love him. He's in my heart and my thoughts...always.