parents are the last to know….

parents are the last to know

i held the door
for aunt bea
as we entered
our usual
new year’s day
restaurant
she smiled
and
said
i still
remember
the first time
your mother
was complimented
about
what a
gentleman
you were
with
such fine manners
once
she
had verified
that the woman
was indeed
discussing
her son
and
although
she
doubted
the woman’s sanity
she offered
a somewhat
confused
thank you
after
that event
she
always
believed
that
prayers
were
indeed
answered
since
she was certain
that
you still
hadn’t heard
a damn thing
she said

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