Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

May 15, 2004

Remembering Jack

We washed our hands with gasoline,
and then Lava Soap. You and me
hunched over the basement sink,
surrounded by tools, nails.

This was special knowledge,
I presumed--a secret, between men--
and I wondered what Mom would think.
Though you hadn't said so,

For once, we were brothers.


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