On Writing

Poem 171 – Father

Father

Celestial snowball orbiting the sun
love-heated, glow-bursting for millions of miles
my soul’s lightbulb, everlasting universal phenomenon
his dust in my blood paternal platelets

Though his body is back in the sky
I feel his pull, the tug of his place in the formation
of the solar system we call family – ours with many suns
his brilliance coverage for each body that still breathes
that touches earth to ground him deeper into every
strand of lifetime his love expressed even
when his mouth did not have the language
I continue to translate his light

One thought on “Poem 171 – Father

  1. beautiful

    On Sun, 20 Jun 2021 at 12:17, VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” Father Celestial snowball orbiting the > sunlove-heated, glow-bursting for millions of milesmy soul’s lightbulb, > everlasting universal phenomenonhis dust in my blood paternal platelets > Though his body is back in the skyI feel his pull, the tug of his” >

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s