“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Monday, December 18, 2017

At the Family Gathering

I never knew this old man well,
but two years ago when we all met
for that particular Christmas,
he greeted me warmly.

This year he is blank, until his niece
tells him my name. Then a frail voice
recalls, with a questioning note,
the name of my late ex-husband.

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