I Call You Father: Insistence

You keep wanting to turn on
the light in the room, my light,
though you are so insistent,
I forget momentarily
where I begin or where you end,
each point coming to the other
without want or light or room―
Each a borderless name now
for referring where you stand
in this relationship—
Father, the only moment
this moment refers to.
I’ve a thought to refuse
but nothing to refuse me.

-previously published in Broadsheet

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