19 June, 2011

home from the steel warehouse
dad's lunch box filled
with wildflowers
                              prayers over
                              dad’s casket descends
                              through a maze of severed roots


“Red Hots!”
 for an instant i’m ten

 father’s still alive

~ ~ Ed Markowski

"Steel Warehouse"  was published in tinywords, October 26, 2005.
"Prayers Over" was first published on David Giacalone's blog f/k/a June 19, 2005.
"Red Hots" was published in Haiku Sun Magazine, Issue #10, 2004.