A hard man

Gentleness!
warm blood beneath cold inked skin.
Remembered for his silence
a voice of the concrete world

Reticence in things said.
words superfluous,
Say nothing and stay safe
crave peace

he spoke through his actions,
passions displayed in labour
in the security he offered.
understood in things unsaid

~ Dave Kavanagh

 

Written in memory of an uncle who passed away

many years ago.

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