Never Say Uncle

.
I have an uncle who
spent some time in the navy
and came to my school
in his sailor suit when I was nine
and there I was nine years later
in the navy and sailing too

Now I write to him at an
eldercare place in NJ
and all his notes are tales of meals
detailed to the last asparagus
with updates on jello and time-tagged
so’s I might be in sync with him
and not forget that he’s a person
who eats too

……………………..
Jim Culleny; May 18, 2007

……………………..

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