FATHERS DAY~ BY AGNES WONG

Upcoming Fathers Day evokes a decades old poem written on the anniversary of my father’s passing:

One Year Ago

I see the melancholy in my mirror as I rise and remember

One year ago I lost my father the 31st of December

I hear a silence that replays its own piercing echo

One year ago an audience sat in mourning row after row

I smell the fragrant flowers many offered in kind gesture

One year ago I laid some gently about his peaceful posture

I touch a replica of his portrait that perched tall on a stand

One year ago his smile reached out that day to hold my hand

I taste the bitterness of my swallow near my part in the ceremony

One year ago I read a letter saluting dear father’s memory

Today I need to weep and face my grief in the senses I expressed

Tomorrow I’ll find strength to bid him Happy New Year where he rests.

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