…The morning news buzzing in the background...
—Her father stopped reading the newspaper
when his sight grew dim.
She liked to see him read: she felt in good hands |
that her father could guide her.
She tried to replicate the paper’s cackle
with other materials—my own onomatopoeia
—when she played grown-ups.
Seldom would her father give the newspaper
as a prop— when he did | she kept
it till it wore to shreds.
He uses a tablet which comes nowhere close
to producing the same
authority & distinction…