Man of Steel

Before he became unmanageable and kicked at the nurses in his stocking feet, I asked him for something I loved.

images-4One suspender link from overalls I keep inside a Ziploc bag. I’ll remember him as neatly fastened.  And taller in his boots.


25 thoughts on “Man of Steel

  1. Nice piece, Angie! It’s a good thing to be able to chose what memories to keep (in contrast to those we can’t choose). Happy Holidays!

  2. I think this is an inspired piece. It tells so much about the past and the present for this one individual — and ultimately about your relationship to and with him. In totality, it evokes a subtle sadness. The use of the word “fastened” conveys both physical and mental fastening — and ultimately unfastening. It was a great read!

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