Thursday, May 30, 2013

Photograph


I sort through a box
of old photographs my mother
asked me to sort through
and I find one of my father
as a young man, younger
than my youngest son,
standing with his three sisters
and I can see he looks like me
at that age except I don’t have
sisters.


Photograph by George Hodan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

3 comments:

nance said...

different age brings different perception and windows of opportunity for understanding and forgiveness to take place.

Laura Boggess said...

At first I thought maybe that was a wee you peeking over a young your dad's shoulder. I like thinking maybe you did something like that then.

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

As I am rather a blend of both my parents, seeing such a photo as you saw would take my breath away. It's the feeling I got when I saw my mother's grandmother's photo, and the eerie likeness between the two. Now, I look at my granddaughter, and know she strongly resembles my son-in-law's side of the family. I think all we share are blue eyes and a sense of humor.
Always touched by your poems, Glynn! Blessings!