2016-08-05

a grandfather's reverie
—a poem by Milt Montague

michaela and me
a park bench
at riverside
watching


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


we sit quietly
out of sync with
time or reality
observers


my arm shielding
her slight body
as life rushes
headlong onward


time
for peace
after wrestling
the tide for ages


her trek barely begun


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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.    

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