Judy Kronenfeld The 2River View, 9.4 (Summer 2005)
A Good Day with Dad in the "Special Neighborhood for the Memory-Impaired" Listen

We play catch
on the patio.

Mourning doves lift off
from the shrubbery with a clatter

like rattles shaken
over a happy baby's crib

and the baby's
chortling answer.

I am three again.
Or is he three?

I have to aim care-
fully. Allez-oop!


I cavort for two.

Bird of Paradise
spreads stiff wings

in the locked garden.

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