darrell petska

Time

4 a.m. and holding
my newborn grandson
5 a.m. and holding
my newborn grandson
sunrise and holding
my newborn grandson
it’s the same time
there’s only this one
time holding my
newborn grandson

Darrell Petska is a Madison, Wisconsin writer who previously worked as a psychiatric technician/caseworker, nursing home evaluator, and university editor. His poetry can be found at San Pedro River Review, scissors and spackle, Muddy River Poetry Review, Red River Review, Modern Haiku and other publications.

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