DPF / Merwin

For fathers and sons and sharing time with our parents, from Opening the Hand.

from Yesterday / by W.S. Merwin

he says my father
said maybe
you have important work you are doing
or maybe you should be seeing
somebody I don’t want to keep you

I look out the window
my friend is older than I am
he says and I told my father it was so
and I got up and left him then
you know