"Charlie Vestal's Memorial Service"

A poem of mine's up in Tupelo Quarterly's latest issue, TQ12. I wrote it after attending the memorial service of a much beloved Ames local, Charlie Vestal, who I never met.

Charlie Vestal's Memorial Service by Jennifer L. Knox

You'd show up in pajama pants and slippers to dig ditches for the old boy at the mic. He knew you'd always be an hour late, he says, and then you'd have to go get breakfast which took another hour, then another hour to eat it. Laughter.

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