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  • To Dad

    To Dad


    Come over, we’ll memory-mine,

    catch the match, share plans

    on researching our bloodline 


    and forget the vagaries of the mind;

    the failures, blanks, lost moments.

    Come over, we’ll memory-mine


    like we did with Gran in seventy-nine

    strange stories, we didn’t quite believe

    for researching our bloodline.


    So often lives were intertwined

    with romance, laughter, greed.

    Come over, we’ll memory-mine


    and catch where John Hogan declined

    the truth and made it hard to give talks

    on researching our bloodline. 


    A dram of Auchentoshan will help  

    remember the taste of home. So, 

    come over. We’ll memory-mine, 

    catch the match, research bloodline.



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