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Tag: Family

A Snapshot

Snapshot of my Father, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. The tears come at lunchtime. Unbidden. They come for a strange, almost unfathomable reason: you are sad to see him go. It is all the same as usual: the pile of scrambled eggs, toast, and potatoes. The napkin tucked in at his neck over the sweater. His […]

The Long Road Home

december 20, 2009, originally uploaded by kevin s koepke. I am sitting in an armchair tucked in the corner of a room at The Ramada Inn. My father sits on the bed closest to the phone. The bed closest to me is stacked with the evidence of his recently itinerant life—old newspapers, crushed boxes of […]

Sad To Be Sorry

First Meal, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. I’ve had enough Of words and games I don’t think I know you I can’t forget your name Your eyes are clear The way is strange The light’s in the hallway If you forget your way You were here to be only What you wanted anyway You were sad […]

In Memory

In Memory, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. This photo was taken by my grandfather in Princeton, New Jersey (circa 1968) when I was three and my brother was five. I adored and idolized my brother then, just as I would for his remaining 19 years. My grandfather was a tall and imposing presence; a taciturn classics […]