John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Poet's Corner: Sentimental Moment or Why Did the Baguette Cross the Road?

Sentimental Moment or Why Did the Baguette Cross the Road?

Don't fill up on bread
I say absent-mindedly
The servings here are huge

My son, whose hair may be
receding a bit, says
Did you really just
say that to me?

What he doesn't know
is that when we're walking
together, when we get
to the curb
I sometimes start to reach
for his hand

Robert Hershon (born 1936)

Thanks to neighbors for introducing me to this poem.

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