My father gave me nothing.
We had nothing to say to each other.
For more than 50 years, we did.
Six and a half years after the fact,
I learned of his death.
We always had nothing to say to each other
and he got the last word.



February 28, 1997:
I learned that my father had died on June 19, 1990.
I found this out by doing a search on the WWW.
I had neither seen nor spoken to him for more than 29 years.