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Chapter 4


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.








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