That’s my mom the homecoming queen sitting above the back seat. The “Gilbert” banner behind the car announces the Gilbert High School marching band as part of the parade.


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Dad Carries

Dad Carries

Dad carries photograph

Through 50 years of living

Worn-out image of

Like and love and loss

To me photo purpose-served

Worn from wallet folds

To him instant gone

Daily loss without notice

Image thaws frozen 

Gone hope and future

Instant sum of daily toll

Life of wears and tears

Our memories stay

As we fade little daily

When we’re not looking

Restore the image

So I see things as before

Hand me my glasses

Restore the image

Freeze again frozen times as

My frozen time thaws

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