DPF / Tate

Twenty-three years today since our father had his gun salute and American-flag folding. He was not a pilot, but he was a B-52 navigator.

from The Lost Pilot / by James Tate

and you, passing over again,
fast, perfect, and unwilling
to tell me that you are doing
well

2 thoughts on “DPF / Tate

  1. My father, also a B-52 Navigator had his flag folding and salute 4 years ago. When I was a girl he brought me his flight lunch and delivered it in uniform with ceremony. I thought it tasted very fancy.

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