one more

your daughter laughs
at my silly jokes
the way you do
without reserve
in spite of herself
and i am grateful
to have experienced
two generations of
the sweetest sounds
but am greedy enough
to want to know
at least one more


remembering will never
be the problem
it’s what to do
with the memories
that gives me trouble

so thank you
for the gentle reminder
that some images
still need a few words
to make them whole