The old man with the white beard
walks like the swaying of a tree limb in a cool breeze.
Tanned with lines, he frowns through cheap glasses,
whispering schoolboys’ words,
and recalling his mother’s hand in his.
Timothy Resau has published in the U.S., Australia, Portugal, Canada, and the U.K. He has poems and prose in Sideways Poetry Magazine, Sylvia Magazine, The Beautiful Space, Loch Raven Review, Poetry Quarterly, Native Skin, Better than Starbucks, among others, and forthcoming in Fictional Cafe and Burrow. He’s just completed a novel Three Gates East.