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Oft-told dinner tale

Steve’s Teacher, in class:

“Stephen, your family story is wonderful but …
Who is this Roger you keep talking about?

Stephen’s reflex response, sublime:

“He’s the bloke that drives the car.”

Roger the Chauffeur.

Far easier concept than

Roger the Dad

(Or young boy calling his Dad, Roger.)

 

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Clocks in pieces

Radios pulled apart.

Anything

Mechanical, electrical,

With moving parts, transistors, tubes –

If its components are strewn around

Waiting to be magically re-assembled.

It’s Steve’s work.

Eldest of my 3 younger brothers.

The biggest little brother,

Ready to pull anything apart …

Except people.

The gentlest giant with

Buddhist sensibilities.

 

 

 

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