That Way Dad Used To Stare

My dad had a way of looking at us

With a certain kind of …

Dad look.

Lower his eye brows

Tilt the head just a fraction.

Imagine my surprise

When I looked at this picture of him

And saw him staring at me.

With that same stare.


He’s three and I’m not born yet.

So I’m not even there.

Dad Stare

But here I am

Seeing that stare

And he’s not here.