Ten thousand questions, unanswered

Dear John

Surely you now know

What she thinks

Of what you did

And how she hoped

That I would rise up

Against you, and avenge her

It would t be the first time

A son has killed his father.

But you beat me to it.

Dying when you did.

Leaving her story to

Stand on its own.

Surely you now know

My doubt and insecurity

And my longing to know

What kind of man you were

How much of you was a monster

How much of you is a myth


For the prompt at dVerse! https://dversepoets.com/2022/11/01/poetics-dia-de-los-muertos/

A poem to my birth father

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