Dad Now

By March 10, 2017August 21st, 2019No Comments

Dad looks at me
different nowadays
or maybe I’m just now noticing
that longing gaze
aching with memories
that delight, that sting
hurting with regrets
pressing with determination
to be present now
and smile more
and laugh at the inconveniences
and grasp the bigger picture
treasuring the last half of those
grains of sand
he once told me
seem to fall much quicker than the first
half in the hourglass
He hugs me tightly and doesn’t let go
till he says, “Damn I miss you.”
and I know he means all of this,
his eyes and his hug
express it for him.

Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon's articles, poems, and spoken word videos have been featured on The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Journey Women, Fathom Mag, and The Witness: BCC. She resides in Tampa, FL with her husband Jon and beautiful, three-year-old daughter. Quina's first children's book, Love Made, is a poetic retelling of the creation story that highlights God as the Trinity, humans as His image bearers, and children as a delightful gift.

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