NaPoWriMo Day 30: “Happier Times”

NaPoWriMo 2013





Below the photo, he wrote:
“Happier times!” The caption
Is both a revelation and
An indictment. In the photo
My wife is sitting between
Her parents, Mama and Papa.
She is a small girl, adorable
And apparently well-behaved.
The picture has a golden quality
And their expressions glowed
Likewise. The sofa upon which
They sat was golden yellow.
The wall behind them was
Golden, too. This was taken
In the early 80s. Mama died
Years ago, and Papa is still
With us. He is not now happy.
I haven’t done enough,
And they are my parents,
And she is my wife.


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