Almost Home

Almost Home (I). © Chris Bronsk, 2014.

“…My grandfather crossed
this sea in ’04
and never returned,
so I’ve come alone
to thank creation
as he would never
for carrying him home
to work, age, defeat,
those blood brothers
faithful to the end…”

Philip Levine, from “My Fathers, the Baltic,” News of the World (Knopf, 2009)

(from the archives, Seattle, 2014)

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