Wednesday, November 7, 2012

In the '66 Malibu

In the 66 Malibu

My dad, singing,
“I’m so lonesome I could cry”
How the wind loved to tousle
her thick dark, hair
as my mother, leaned her face toward
 the evening sky.
 Blue eyes
closed to the darkness.
Me, in the back seat
wishing dad would choose another song,
 when he sang the loneliness into safekeeping
  only to be taken by his voice into
 “I can’t help it if I’m still in love with you”
 I chimed in with “How far is Heaven, I want to go,
 I want my daddy, I miss him so”.
As the car pulled gently into the driveway,
he finished his rendition of
“Make the World go Away”.
Now, all these years later,
my parents, gone,
The 66 Malibu but a memory,
I wonder did the love they had
for each other, make them so lonely
they cried until
 the world did go away?
And did my soul
know I would later
sing the same song
about my dad, holding
that heaven in my heart
 while missing
my mother’s eyes,
one day she would truly
see me?

1 comment:

  1. This one made me cry. So revealing and so, so beautiful. You absolutely painted a masterpiece of imagery. It takes real strength to be this open and raw. Thanks for sharing it.


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