The Letter

Dear Grandchildren:

There is irony in that the

last thing  you will ever forget

will be one of your firsts

crush

love

kiss

sex

broken heart

first to never be forgotten

first to stick with you

first to make you feel like that

first to make you hurt

first to make you feel alive

 

There is less irony, more fact

knowing that the firsts will

teach you the most

honor you the least

cause discomfort

provide perspective

be impossible to explain to others

yet explain everything there is to know

 

These things I tell you

because they are true

because I know

Love,

Grandpa

P.S.

Don’t tell your parents

you learned any of

this from me

 

– Mark L. Lucker

© 2016

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