Tim Shapiro

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My day begins with my father
who will die in one hour

“Do you want to go?”
I couldn’t just say “no.”

I had to hem and haw
like he might have once

with his father
who had a meeting at the bank

then, there I was running
outside with our neighbors

while my Dad fell
like a limb from a tree

five miles apart
another galaxy away

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Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro

I am an ordained minister exploring the crossroads of religion, spirituality, mental health, and brain science. I can be reached at timshapiro@outlook.com.