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by ALAN MEYROWITZ
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Father’s dead now twenty years.

Yet fate is daily kind to us,
denied his grim providing,
as lovers down our path will stop
to share a kiss, oblivious—

my thought as once again I yield
to Mother's arms, inviting.

Respite from attention
to her rendering of passersby,
cold but tender flesh by day
to satisfy obsession.

My flesh hot by night.

Gentle in the deed, she is Mother after all.
I aggressive only in being called to bed,
Brother left to fill his need
with remnants of the dead.



   
   

 

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Alan Meyrowitz received his Doctorate in Computer Science from the George Washington University in 1980, and retired in 2005 after a career in research. His poetry has appeared in California Quarterly, Eclectica, Existere, Front Range Review, The Literary Hatchet, Shroud, The Storyteller, and others.



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