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The Invitation

It comes
by email
yet in my
father’s hand,
asking me to
come
walk my mother
to the altar
at their 50th
wedding
anniversary.


It is the
second time I’ve
heard from him
in four years--
the first
a month ago
when he asked
my forgiveness
for how he
treated me
since my divorce--
a silent
disownment.

I struggle
about going,
still angry,
wanting to keep
the hurt
at a distance--
forgiveness
comes hard.

To my confessor
I say
I fear
that he’ll want
to hug me--
an awkward
consoling--
he and I
like ball
players
on a field
after losing
a game.

10 Mar 01

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