On the Porch

Meeting the In Laws

By: - Jul 18, 2015

Flynn Flynn Flynn


On the Porch

Arrogant young surgeon
Swarthy Sicilian
Swept mom off her feet
Proposed within week
Of first date
Fast marriage
Brief honeymoon
Then drove her back
To hospital dorm
She was on ambulance call
First visit as newlyweds
88 Gardner Street, Allston
Up the road from
Old Braves Field
When Boston had two
Major League teams
On the porch
Grandpa Flynn
Stoic and tight lipped
Only knew what he
Read in the papers
Smoking his pipe
Dad asked
What are you smoking Mr. Flynn
Shared tobacco
Puffing in rockers
Few words said
No need
The peace pipe
For a mixed marriage