Tagged: children

we ask the world of

we will own being

we will own being
someone’s child for as long as
possible – with all

of the advantages that
accompany belonging
.
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perhaps six out of

perhaps six out of
eight children grow up in the
shadow of a tall

tree, perhaps more – see us twisting
towards our own slivers of self
.
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like children, we wrap

like children, we wrap
our fingers tightly around
the end of summer

may we have the privilege to
worry about nothing else
.
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we are always a

we are always a
dirt pile away from childhood
memories – slipping
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: slipping

we let the neighbor’s

we let the neighbor’s
kids come over to make a
mess of our living
room – tiny fingers
breaking up packing
peanuts with so much
glee, spreading even
smaller pieces across
the floor, then
commanding the
Roomba to do what
it does best –
entertain small
terrestrial creatures

.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: terrestrial

across our land, we

across our land, we
are forcing children to put
away childish things –

last night, tonight, tomorrow night,
the night after, the night after
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: childish

sunday brunch with the

sunday brunch with the
batman is choreographed
until someone has

a tantrum, something breaks, someone
else insists it wasn’t him
.
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i never picked

i never picked
batman, preferring to be
someone much less
interesting,
like superman,
seeing
and hearing
everything, with
the ability
to fly away
.
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mom and dad vowed to

mom and dad vowed to
tighten up any loosened
screws before bed each
night so that we would
have another
chance by morning,
not be defenseless
.
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