Clifton King

Rookie (December 24,1943 / Long Beach, California)

Clifton King Poems

1. Sestina to My Daughter, and My Daughter's Daughter 7/8/2010
2. Giverny Garden 3/21/2014
3. Wanting You 3/21/2014
4. Questions For A Friend 3/21/2014
5. Your Name 3/21/2014
6. The Nature of Love 3/21/2014
7. 87 Rue Claude Monet 3/21/2014
8. Monday Morning 3/21/2014
9. Sunday Shoes 9/22/2010
10. San Francisco Bus Ride 3/21/2014
11. Omaha Beach 3/21/2014
12. We Were There 7/8/2010
13. Father's Final Words 7/8/2010
14. Neighborhood Boys 7/8/2010

Father's Final Words

So this is what it all comes down to:
the three of us, knee deep in the sea,
hold hands like school children
crossing the street. Small, indifferent
waves break around us, their white froth
mimicking the clouds above. My sister
offers up words I rarely hear from her,
addressing God as if she knows Him.

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