Witty, warm, principled
A memory cherished of strength.
A Banyan branch,
Stumps the stump-
That lightning struck,
Ripped, rings still for resonance.
And so a rippled Banana leaf,
Away, you went fighting
To the finish. Inelegant, not fair.
They miss you Daddy, but I-
Silence is my elegy, for I-
First flower, favored, flourished forward,
Now freeze in frenzy. Forgive me…
And Daddy, twenty-one years late, you’ll be happy to see
I know now, synecdoche from trochee.