Dear Dad

Bill Luoma is the author of Works & Days, Swoon Rocket, and Western Love.


Dear Dad
by Bill Luoma • 2000 • $6
Art and Design by Gaye Chan


Quirky and moving prose elegies to the poet’s father.

from Dear Dad:

Dear Dad,
You can’t remember but you were angry after the stroke. I thought it was funny that you would yell at the staff and crack. Shit fuckers you would yell and crack me when I was laughing holding you down securing the straps. Your fingernails were thick and long and you picked at the straps and the skin around the straps. I was proud that you were so strong.