Somewhere Deep I Knew - Poem by Glen Kappy
from 'Remembering Kappy'
Somewhere deep I knew my father loved me.
Like all parents, like all people
he had his past—the nurture and the nature—
and his present to contend with.
He was often short on patience—angry—
with the business pressures, family frustrations
and his body with its troubles.
But I knew it—knew it deeper than
my early memories of treats he brought
and time he took to teach us baseball.
Somehow in those infant years the touch I felt
the smiles I saw, the proud paternal gaze
was passed unknowing into me—embedded in my cells—
so underneath it all—and there was much—I knew.
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