As a child 
the Folger’s 
coffee can
got more 
touches then I.
So, I learned 
how to get 
real small, 
learned how to 
cram myself
inside that can 
hoping to feel 
the warmth of 
my father’s hands
and not 
their backsides.

© SB Joy, 2022

As a child I could smell the Folger’s brewing, like most mornings, it was a sign my father had been here and gone.

SB Joy

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