Against the night

by Thomas Page

after Dylan Thomas

“Do not go gentle into that good night”

–Poem of the same name


Poems about your parents are hard to do

Because it is extremely hard to not

Come off in a strange light. Let’s try to go

To nice and pleasant places having gentle

Memories that bring joy that go into

The family scrapbook sitting in that

Drawer below the T. V. in the so good

Part of the house where we sit at night




I would like to do

Something more than not

Like some who will go

And be not gentle

In theirs poems into

Such metaphors that

There is not a good;

The world stuck in night


But I do

Know it is not

All we know. I go

And try to find gentle

Things that will go into

My poems. Such things that

Will show the good


Even at night


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