I could be there

With you now

Sipping at black coffee

Sitting over pen craft

Jotting notes in my mind

Taking short-hand what

Eyes make out you saying

Looking on you over eggs

Little circle potatoes


The office from your school

Days no different than today

How are family, sport and work?

They are challenges loved

How are history and the day ahead?

Who can say with certainty?

Where do we seek?

For making peace

Finding blessings under scars


Not in stars

Nor familiar paths

Worn well and often

But in tearful phone calls

Psalms and other verses

Gifts all

Every one a gift

As you have been to me

My uncle and dearest friend


Joshua Hughes