Your Father's Son

Episode 7 · June 18th, 2022 · 56 mins 53 secs

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Your soul was large
It needed to consume newness
again and again
But the Chicago frontier
Hemmed you in
You couldn't expand.
So you crossed the cold,
Impersonal Atlantic
To the hot,
Exploding Italian front
Where death nearly took you.
It was simple, you said
You looked at it and knew
But you consumed it and moved
Gaining immunity, it seemed
For death couldn't take you
On its own- though it tried
again and again
But it couldn't take you –
until Ketchum
Where your father's shadow waited.

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