Resident Artist 2: David Arthur, No. 7

 

chain that binds bridge planks together by WJ Lindberg

chain that binds bridge planks together by WJ Lindberg

David Arthur, No. 7: RORY’S RIVERS AND ROADS

Relax, it’s only
a simple 12 hours
of Rivers and Roads
separating you two.
 
Do not stop the tear
from your soft heart,
big man. Instead,
recognize this is not
 
another nail
in your coffin.
It is another trophy
atop your mantle.
 
One that dust
will not reach
but she will need
cleaning. Life will
 
provide its perfect
scuffing. That is
how a father
shines his wisdom,
 
explaining the scuffing
by Rivers and Roads
from life. And that
 
is why
you are
her trophy.
 

Copyright © 2016 by David Arthur

 

 

 

 

 

 

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