He has to hurry to catch a plane.
PASSPORT PHOTO BY ROY BENTLEY
That was the summer I learned what loss is—
a father coming into the kitchen and squatting
to explain to a nine-year-old son he needs to leave.
And saying he has to hurry to catch a plane.
I reconstruct now the keepsake photograph:
black and white, signed. His passport photo.
A square of flat-top…