THE LIST OF US

In my father’s wallet
we found
one small sheet
torn from a notebook
folded and re-folded
sliced through in the crease
and in my father’s careful hand
were all his children’s names
and birthdates
and our spouses’ names
and their birthdates
and the grandchildren
a
nd their spouses
and in shakier letters
the great-grandchildren.
The conspiracy of years
s
chemes against us
but my father
refused to forget
and carried with him
the names and numbers of his immortality.

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