a grandfather's reverie
—a poem by Milt Montague

michaela and me
a park bench
at riverside

swift waters
rush to mingle
the fresh effluence
into the forever ocean

we sit quietly
out of sync with
time or reality

my arm shielding
her slight body
as life rushes
headlong onward

for peace
after wrestling
the tide for ages

her trek barely begun

Milt Montague was raised in New York City, survived The Great Depression, and World War ll.  After 20 years back at college he discovered poetry at 86.  Now at 90 plus he has 98 poems published in 29 different magazines.