Bruce Morton splits his time between Arizona and Montana. He was formerly Dean of Libraries at Montana State University.
If only I could have then understood That they did the best that they could. But then I was young and did not know That the only thing left to me was to grow. And that I did, not to say that it was easy To navigate their frustrations, always angry. But grow I did because that is what kids do. What alternative did I have? I couldn’t sue. So, now that I have perspective, I write poems In an attempt to figure out parental genomes Long dead, but whose faces in the mirror I see As each morning I scrape yesterday from me.