Plant 2

By Ris Fleming-Allen

(for my father)

Laotsu was wrong
in the pleasant fiction of
grandfather
father
son
dying neatly in line.

The Sphinx and the ancient Celts
Better understood how
father and sonstand together at high noon
grieving a death—
—rejoicing a birth
and then their roles reverse.

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