from the chap book: A Battle Cry From the Trenches of the American Dream – Hosho McCreesh

The Grandson

My grandfather died
last fall and even though
he made it 83 years
he really never left
WWII. Divorced. Retired as a
security guard for the
Air Force base. Nothing
about his passing will
make its way into the
election-year speeches or
a goddamned Ford truck
commercial & I’m pretty
sure that my mom & my aunts
spent every penny he left
them in 1 morning at the
casino.

 

–editor’s note–this poem goes back to the beginning of McCreesh’s writing

One Response to “from the chap book: A Battle Cry From the Trenches of the American Dream – Hosho McCreesh”

  1. I like this poem very much. The pathos and details paint a realistic portrait that is full of resonance.

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