Robin Dellabough

My Boy

Home again for a moment,
he rests in the sun face down,
his head turned so I can see his shuttered
eyes, notice the thickening hair
covering his legs until in one
sudden inhalation
he is a man
and I cannot ask him certain things,
those questions will have to leave
my body the same way he first left me,
coming into the light of this world.

Robin Dellabough is an editor and poet who recently discovered she is 50% Ashkenazi Jewish via a father she never knew.