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FOR SHAJIL ANTHRU AND FOR K M ANTHRU


                                            JACK FOLEY






                  a good father's death                    to redefine world
                  is for his son                           we need the solidity
                  a day of death                           of a place on which to stand

                  that tells of all                        where world is visible
                  the life                                 and possibility exists as well

                  his son has lived.
                                                           we need
                  we cannot say                            a past that can be used

                  goodbye                                  the violence of tears
                  in any adequate                          the pleasure of laughter

                  way
                                                           who but a father can teach us
                  only tears                               a father who knew words

                  for a life lived                         and knew the passionate
                  in mutual                                ineluctability of vision

                  tears
                  respect                                  gone now, but in the mind
                  and love                                 forever



                  nights & days                            the sound of a voice

                  & the riverrun                           that will never be heard again
                  of love                                  in a room at night
                                                           beside you
                                                           just before sleep:



                                                           the presence
                                                           of love






                                                             K M Anthru and
                                                              Shajil Anthru

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