Tagged: kids

the astronaut in

the astronaut in
me will always be in tuned
to the firefighter

in you, the rock star, athlete,
teacher, doctor, superhero
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: superhero

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

we have fallen into

we have fallen into
sweeping things
under the rug
as though we
were married
to the suburbs
with our one
point six kids,
labradoodle,
a prius
and the other.
if this isn’t
love, i don’t
know what is
.
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the method to

the method to
picking blackberries
and the pace
at which you
move right along
those tumbling
bushes
rely on
knowing exactly
whom you are up
against: rabbits,
the occasional
deer, and – depending
on the time of
day, more or less
worrisome –
the neighbors’ kids
.
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from atop the

from atop the
strolling castle
of
dad’s shoulders,
we took
turns counting
our friends,
counting our
enemies. by the
time we
reached Third Ave.,
you were ahead
with Maggie
and Shuno,
and i had to
chew over
the possibility
of forgiving Jessica
S. for sitting
in my seat
this morning
.
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