Glen Kappy

Gold Star - 60,959 Points (June 30,1948 / New York, NY USA)

Phone Call With My Father - Poem by Glen Kappy

My father calls
before I phone him this week:

"I'm tired of being alone."
(His eighty-second birthday's coming up
and his second wife's in Mexico
where her children are.)

"I've been thinking about my sisters
and I miss them.
Even Yetta who married two jerks.
And Charlie's gone
but of course he was no bargain.

"I guess I'm feeling depressed.
I'm having a vodka and tonic.
I've been having a drink a day.
I hope I'm not becoming an alcoholic."

Topic(s) of this poem: birthday, brother, conversation, drinking, father, father and son, loneliness, phone, sisters

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Phone Call With My Father by Glen Kappy

  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (1/7/2020 8:34:00 AM)

    Old age and loneliness. Alcohol is a sought after company. Well written piece Glen. A true page from the old age book. 10/10 (Report)Reply

    Glen KappyGlen Kappy(1/7/2020 6:35:00 PM)

    thank you, kesav. there are moments that strike us with their poignancy. this was one for me. -glen

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  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (1/2/2020 11:35:00 PM)

    Wow Glen, I truly like this poem VERY much. As Elvis would have said: “ It moves me “ Great depth here... (Report)Reply

    Glen KappyGlen Kappy(1/3/2020 8:05:00 AM)

    thanks, smoky. i appreciate your feedback. if the collection i'm working on weren't in a rough state, i'd send the whole thing. but for now i'll send the introducation, such as it is right now. -glen

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 27, 2019

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