Jars

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Jars

Our mother would say,
‘The blessed thing is stuck,
could you open it?’

He made a particular sound
a particular grimace,
our father opening jars,

he would say, ‘only
a circus strongman or I
could’ve opened it’,

which I just said
after my wife handed me
a jar. I opened it

with a particular sound
a particular grimace.
Out popped our father.

Richard Langston