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Chapter 4

VIGNETTES

Vignettes in this chapter are short poems packaged as mini-dramas, comedies, or dramedies ranging from the mundane to small revelations we can encounter anytime.

 

Sample Poem: My Daddy’s Hands

 

 

My Daddy’s Hands

 

 

 

When I, a little baby boy, was reaching for

 

my father’s huge index finger, I didn’t know

 

what I’m now starting to remember:

 

that daddy was beyond happy.

 

 

 

But there came a time of misconceptions

 

and later, rage; tears shed, but in the

 

open only once. Late came the hour

 

I could’ve held his old, beautiful hands.

 

 

 

My hands never resembled his, except

 

for my index finger and thumb. His gently

 

playing with my tiny, tiny finger lives on

 

beyond the years in my own empty hands.

 

 

 

 

 

03-23-20

 

68 Affluence

 

69 A Marriage

 

70 Lifespan of a Haiku

 

71 On a Medieval Painting of the Fall of Man

 

72 A History of Sarcasm

 

73 The Lovesick Anemone

 

74 Looking Out the Window in Autumn

 

75 Silent Question

 

76 Letters in a Drawer

 

77 A Bird Landing

 

78 Finesse

 

79 Sunset Blues

 

80 A Breakup

 

81 Night Secret

 

82 The Touch

 

83 Fireworks

 

84 My Daddy’s Hands