T.A. Delmore is the author of Ecllipsing F: Crow Poems in Three Parts
The Eclipsing Crow Current book cover

A Dad Thing

The thin brass nozzle

now stained green

is the one that watered

my dad's gatrden.


with a drip-like leak,

I have no call

to put a washer in

to keep my meaty hands dry.

He is dead and I can water

any damn way I please.

T.A. Delmore

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