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for Dad

I cry with Fatigue,
and I am crying for you

I cry, inflamed muscles aching,
I am crying for you

I cry anger at isolation,
but find: I cry for you

I cry another grief altogether,
but these tears are for you

I cry at the Black Dog stirring,
and I am crying for you

I cry, homesick, for family,
and of course, it’s for you

I cry at the weight I carry alone,
but the tears are for you

I cry over nothing at all,
I am still crying the loss of you.