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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

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I was six
when they stuck me
inside a scrapbook
with a puppy in my lap.

Reopening it all now,
my hand touches
the truth of my father
who made me sit still
in that soft moment
when everything became
so neatly black and white.

©Charles Ghigna
from Speaking in Tongues: New & Selected Poems

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