Vibrant on that day; he told me-
- in a dream? No, in reality. He spoke on the phone -
the last day.
“I love you.”
My true hero: My father.
My ‘stern and steadfast’ father.
He said, “I love you, Super.”
(He always called me Super.)
(He was forever clear: “I love you, Super.”)
Lowell; The Bright, Bright light; and he said it.
Within hours, he was dead.
I knew then;
in that first horrible moment.
I knew ___________ And would never forget.
--- Never to hear “Super, ”
never again in my Earthly span. ---
never again my appointed and actual name:
- Not like he said it -
And so I miss it -- I miss my youth. Miss ‘the days.’
“Super, this is your Old Man.”
“Super, ... I need to talk to you.”
“Super, I will see you again.”
(Lowell, you will not see me again. Not on this Earth.)
- but in ether? -- beyond the Seattle gloaming?
at the Eternity Door --
The final door.
You will find Daniel Bruce Slocum. Discover me standing as before.
with my curly hair, with hazel eyes -- eyes just like yours.
And the muse with one last word --