THE STEP SON

                     THE STEP SON

 

Young men

                 dream dreams

of what they can do

and actual doors

                  do open,

way past my limited mind

of fear I would have had

                   and why not??

 

Everyone knows youth,

celebrates it,

hopes for it.

                   I say this really

without self regret

                   and for a moment

I just fall deep in love withhim,

                   my step son.

 

Not living my hopes

                    but his.

Not because I didn’t

But purely because he can.

                    I  feel this great

Hand of grace holding the air

                    around him.

 

It is not that I don’t wantto

give all I can for that tohappen

or surrender myself,

                     it’s just along the way

 

DENNIS MCINTOSH     “DEN_MAC”    

I saw a different experience,

one hard and desperate andalways

afraid in me.

 

                            And so I balked

                             or centured

                             until it gave way

to this different livingtruth of youth,

and all the places youth canstill

                              go in a life.

 

It was precisely

                              as I saw this,

writing it,

                               that the heavy

marine layer of morning

broke way to the blue

behind it.

DENNIS MCINTOSH          ‘DEN_MAC” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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