No Word From My Father

I woke in the middle of the night

With the pressure of too many late night drinks

In the bathroom mirror

I saw my father

I saw my father’s eyes

And mouth

But he would not speak to me

He just stared

But something in his eyes called to me

Told me that he had things to say

As did I

But he did not speak

Nor did I

I just looked in my father’s eyes.


17 July 1999

9:24 PM