A Father Denied
Received in kind
Yearly styles of painted smiles
As if gold both did find.
A dalliance glowing of Hawthorne penned trait.
Of Scarlett Letter ruse and Lee's mocking bird hues.
A secret is borne of consequence great.
A child is born.
Once thought not,
In gabled house
Nary worry fraught.
A forgotten son is not the view.
Photographs cherished if only a precious few.