these dark days of december
unfailingly crawl through the fog
of other months
in muffled thickness.
how should i go through the day
that took my dad away?
the man still talks to me
through the mist of time.
in the inimitable cheerful way
that will always be to me, my dad.
why do i recall the final few days
and flog the insides of my head?
this month entombs me some more