The Art of Tetman Callis Poems father-daughter day

father-daughter day

this breakfast is nice
the berries
the roots
the little lizards roasted on a spit
but i have to get to work

go down in the cave
paint some more of those lions and rhinos
herds of horses galloping over the plains

if i don’t paint them
down there in the dark
they won’t come back
reborn and running next spring

you can come
you can help if you like
i’ll let you hold the torch

if we have time
we’ll spray some outlines of our hands.

(Copyright 2023 by Tetman Callis.)

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