Keepsake

It’s a keepsake from old man Jack

a flannel shirt, blue & black

button down w/small pearl snaps

great for any occasion, that’s a fact

designed for any weather, good or bad,

It fits well, it’s not too snug

When I wear it, it’s like

a comfortable hug

By: J.N.R Dutton

The Subaru

I remember daddy having an old black Subaru

That thing was a rust bucket, I’m telling you

we called it the tin can, but at least it ran

It wasn’t til years later, I began to understand

the sacrifice…

He drove it even though it was a heap,

not because he was “being cheap”

but because his money went

to doing things

like providing our food

& a warm bed to sleep in…

I’ve got appreciation & respect

for that old car, in retrospect

By: J.N.R Dutton