Love and viruses never disappear completely.
We shall not see your like again.
Based on my time as an Alternative Parent (long before gay dads were a demographic), I have observed with some dismay the long-term effects the parenting process can have on the parents.
“There may not be a boy scout badge for poetry, Jimmy. But you’ll know, and I’ll know, that you have one.”
Getting the hell out (of Dodge).
I know that in the post-epidemic future we’ll realize just how much better it was that we were forced to stay indoors.
Each score a delivery, a birthlabor of sweat, grace, and noise.
Youthful uniformed conflict taught me to keep my mitt oiled, my eye on the ball.
There is one thing only we all of us want–
Do we secretly agree?
How a politically active gay writer / poet / found-object sculptor /dog walker / French tutor / painter / waiter / bartender, etc. became a grandpa.