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An Easy-Going Weekend by Gerald Locklin
With my wife and daughter away at
My daughter's college for four days,
It has been a bachelor's weekend
For my fifteen-year old son and me.
We get along easily because we
Like a number of the
Same few basic things: eating,
Reading, writing, music. his social
Life is different from my current
One: he visits with his friends,
Girls and boys, while I swim at
The YMCA pool. Then he watched
Videos—a compromise between
The ones that he picks out—
Empire Records, Strange Brew—
And the ones I think he ought to
Be exposed to—Citizen Kane,
La Strada, Dr. Strangelove. He
Plays his amplified guitar; I switch
A game on when the Yankees are
At bat. I give him In Our Time
To read; finish up a Flann
O'Brien for my class. We both
Like Italian one day, Mexican the
Next. He feeds the cats and does
The dishes for his mother.
At night, he works late on
A story at the MAC; I write
A poem with a pad and pencil.
I exercise the dog and feed it.
I go to bed before he does.
We both say, "love you; see
You in the morning." And
We mean it
- Teenagers are moody
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