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over time


Casey Quinn

forty five years ago

my mother

placed a wedding ring

on my father’s finger

over time

skin grew

over the ring

made the band

part of who he is.

now if he ever

tried to take if off

a piece of him

would go with it.

Bio: Casey Quinn writes prose and poetry. His first collection of poetry was released by Salvatore Publishing in 2009 and is available on the publisher website:

Motivation: Something I saw last time I was home with my family. I noticed that my father could not take his wedding ring off any more. Had become part of him. It was a striking image for me and wrote this poem.

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