Tanka – Metamorphosis (an Address)

I clear mirror mist
my Dad’s face stares back at me
his voice a whisper:
“Two score and eight years ago,
you were born for this moment”



Happy Birthday Mum,

You’re in my thoughts this day and every other day,
I send Love and gratitude
to wherever your spirit now resides.
You made me who I am,
you remain my moral compass in all things.

Our conversation continues.

From: your son; now a father,
and my daughter, your granddaughter; as much your legacy as she is mine.

“I feel your brightness near me”