Tagged: toys

they say sleep arrives

they say sleep arrives
like a tidal wave – you are
bound to go under.

the trick is to be ready,
gathering toys for the tub
.
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you are a shiny

you are a shiny
new toy, a latest model
of something that is

all mine – there is no letting
go, ‘til hell freezes over
.
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there is a fatherly

there is a fatherly
glow
that comes
with keeping
up with
the joneses. don’t
knock it until you
try it – the latest
is out back
.
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the moment you see

the moment you see
spaghetti junction, there is
barely room to breathe
let alone be diverted —
it’s the stuff of childhood
dreams: crisscrossing
multi-laned highways
from which to launch
the Tonkas and Hot
Wheels, and no one
makes anyone ask
for directions
.
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there are moments

there are moments
while standing
in the shower –
just before
waking
a second
or a third time –
when you recall
those afternoons
when we could
build a pool
around our bodies sitting
in the bathtub,
elbows deep
in toys, splashing
out summer’s
swelter, laughing
away the fleeting
caress
of wrinkles
.
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