Life after that relationship. Life after that death. Life after that illness. Life after the oil crisis.
Life after you have kids.
Don Byrne II is on vacation in the Outer Banks with sweetheart Pam and her family. Don Byrne III is at home with Nicole & the babies, minding the farm. In the last few years, father and new father both have done a lot of clearing, planting, harvesting, teaching, cigar-smoking, drinking, courting, dreaming and birthing (human, animal and other). They're minding the future.
Lately they've been noticing the reality of fracking in NC. How close will it come to the farm? What happens then?
But it was before the move to NC, in 2006, that Don II wrote these poems.
To all you marvelous fathers, blessings for Father's Day.