• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 04
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My Father’s Goggles

Through the glass
smudged by my father’s fingers,
I view the blurry world.
Unpaid bills,
missed appointments,
perfect opportunities
on roads not taken.

I tighten the strap,
wipe fingerprints
from the glass,
button his heavy, green jacket.
I breathe air he has exhaled.

I will not
the same mistakes.