“Heirloom”, John Dorroh

Exoplanet Probe, Dave Mehler




My father never walked out
instead he gave me a polished pecan
that his father had given to him
it had been in family pants pockets
longer than anyone remembered
like the best heirloom ever
and it didn’t cost a cent
just a bit of observation and feeling
for the perfect time to pass
it on.

John Dorroh

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