- Daddy and the Sunday Funnies
I know he brought in the heavy paperslid the colored pages down to the floorwhere we, my brothers and Ilaid flat on our bellies to read them.But that movement, the giving of pages—placing them before us openone broad sheet in front of each—I can't see that.I know he must have done itbecause there they'd be: Dick TracyBrenda Starr, Terry and the Piratesframed inside my blue plaid plastic glasses.I don't know how it happened, howthey came down to us from him.I can't see the gesture. I can'tsee him move. The giving is invisible. [End Page 133]
Judith Arcana is descended from Russian and Polish Jews with attitude, four grandparents who came to the U.S. a hundred years ago. Judith's most recent book is the poetry collection What If Your Mother (2005). In 2008, she collaborated with Ash Creek Press to make POEMS, a signed/limited edition broadside of five poems, and Family Business, a chapbook manuscript in an envelope. A new chapbook collection, 4th Period English, will be out in 2009. Visit juditharcana.com.