Recollected

The photos emerge

from their hiding place in the cellar,

sepia fish, or paper ghosts

with white deckled borders.

Our fathers, long dead, boast

the cheerful sibilance of baldness . . .

–excerpt from “Recollected” in A Light Dusting of Breath by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag Press, 2014). First published in Journal of the American Medical Association.

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