Uncle

It’s true I see him mostly in summer,
and so our reunion is in warm weather.
He is waiting with our people
at a round table with open chairs,
asking questions with no corners,
and responding with no slip slope.
He is dapper in a crisp polo
and pressed pleated shorts,
his tennis shoes ever white.
And when I come in he grins,
his downturned smile playing at suppression,
his boyish and mischievous humor
bursting to share the good joke.
And I laugh out loud for no reason but joy.
I am so very glad to see him.

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Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

For my amazing & beloved Uncle Ken, 1933-2014

One thought on “Uncle

  1. I want to be that person who asks without corners and responds with no slip slope – what a phrase – and so true of Ken –

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