the greatest memory with my dad

is the one where

we are sitting

in a rowboat

in the middle

of Lake Ontario nothing is said

and nothing needs to be said

no pressure

tiny waves

swish swashing around the boat

and the infinite horizon

of the lake.

also

this never happened.


💭 Dan Eastman is an occasional writer living in Allentown. His collection Watertown is out May 2021 from Back Patio Press.