Uncle Chris


There are some people

that you see

dangling a longneck at a party

or draped with children in a garden

and you think

what a cool guy

he looks kind

you like him

without even knowing

that he can change spark plugs

slam dunk a basketball

listen to his nieces talk about their hair

get the sofa into the truck alone on moving day

win more than half of the pinochle games

analyse lift factors of differing wing angles




and sometimes






even pretend to know about art.

You think

I would like him to be my friend.

He’s a good one. – Katie