When she woke that night, she thought
now that I'm published, I must send
a couple of pieces to Dad in Thailand
of course he's not on Facebook
so he wouldn't have seen any
and they don't have internet out there
him and his new wife, beach bums
I can picture the thatched bamboo house
him lounging in the hammock
chickens pecking, a pig or two.
As she stood, she had another thought:
he would have been been 100 this year
and felt a drop of urine trickle down her leg
realising his birthday had passed, unnoticed, months ago.