Christmas Day

There Then Not, Bicycle Rickshaw Line, Lajpar Nagat Metro Station, New Delhi, India

He was there
Then not
All in the space
Of a few final breaths

Now a ghost

Whose laugh is lost
But to memory
And longing

Gone twenty five years
In this time of cheer
And on this day
Am I reminded

A twinkle in the eye
Said more
Than words, sometimes said
Had ever said

I love you, son

I love you too, dad

There Then Not
Bicycle Rickshaw Line
Lajpat Nagar Metro Station
New Delhi, India
Taken during travels, 2018