Gone with the wind

Dead, they declared him—

swirling, into nothingness

wife catapulted.

Lawmaker’s son

Dissents dad’s decree,

detesting disparity—

the decent descent.

Suffering

They dug her soul out

without qualms, without regrets

Earth bled in silence.

Parenting

parenting

With that final push,

the mother breathed in, relieved—

father buckled, scared.

What lingers

Our dad’s homecoming

memories, lingered life-long—

dad, though, a short while.