After Red Hawk’s The Namer

I don’t know
how it came
to me or how
I determined
to be that one
so many years ago

Him gone a bit
more than two years
but the cleft widening
in the space
that was my heart

Sometimes I would go
park at the cemetery
just sit and ask
unanswerable questions

go back and write
some more trying
to fill empty spaces
on blank pages

every time I signed
that name I could claim
him closer.