Blood Thickness Slenderness of Water

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Blood Thickness Slenderness of Water

Fathers clumsy give themselves no matter how hard they try to be stern
Fathers try to keep the sharp end of the boat pointed the right way at night
To the Polar star in the ambient drift of stars

Blood thickness, slenderness of water
Hier ist Deine Vater

Fathers like to wash their cars,
And lemme tellya something, they will say the Buick means more to them than you
But it don’t.

Blood thickness, slenderness of water
Ora pro nobis, nostra Pater

Fathers had a father too
Like Isaac, the Jew,
His old man held his hand
And said I cannot slay you.
What was I thinking of?
God has a mother her name is Dancer Love.
At the beginning in the tangle
It’s all screwy at any angle.

Blood thickness, slenderness of water
The word for Dad emerges from childish patter.

Blood is thicker than water,
It makes cloud shapes in the stream
As in a wounded warrior’s final dream.

Blood thickness! Slenderness of water!

Edward G. Nilges 8 May 2012. Moral Rights asserted.

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