Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Living The Dream

His eye is pink
So logically
He has an ear infection
Want to live in a Picasso
Be a parent

Of Orange Cones and Education

It's as if
Some time ago
A band of giant gnomes
Came to elementary school and
Had so much fun
Running about on school grounds
That when they left
Arm in arm
Singing giant gnome songs
They left their hats behind
A fortuitous accident
For all of us

Monday, March 23, 2015

Growing Up

When my six year old
Runs into the room
Yelling
"Where is daddy
I need to cuddle"
I wonder
Whether
Up is really
The right direction for growth

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Parenthood

Parebthood ...
Hugs and kisses and
Scraps eaten off of their plates
Even while
For the fourth or
Tenth
Week in a row
Their classmates  are succombing
To vomiting
Like
A tired mom or dad
To
A vaguely reasonabble request at eight thirty at night

Child

Careful
Here
In case every word and action reaaly does matter
Like those who never
Do are fond of saying

Parent

Parsed into a million moments
Answering to almost as many names yet
Rendered mute
Entering the next one knowing
Nothing except that humility
Ties no ones hands



Always tell the truth to your children

I need your hand
Not your sleeve
I say to him
As we cros the street
Knowing
That 
It is the absolute truth

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Seasonal Change

Slight breeze
Playing through the branches
Right above my head
It's coming
Going too

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

spring stains

like peanut butter
mud comes off in the washer
so don't stay inside

Acceptance

Your daughter accepts the book
You ran upstairs to grab for her
You have the choice of accepting
The painful scratch
Her nails have just bestowed upon you or
Going after what lurks in the bushes behind door two
Knowing that
Acceptance never gets any easier
For you or
Your daughter


Monday, March 16, 2015

the limits of a warm late winter day

Today
I thought of flowers and
Green grass
Of lazy beach days and
Cool nighttime hikes of
Sunscreen and
Iced tea
But I don't drink iced tea and
I am still wearing jeans and a long sleeve shirt so
So
I guess it's true what
They say
Dreaming
Only gets you so far

there is snow and then ...

fifty degrees and over
for almost a week and snow
still rims the sidewalks

waiting

In line to pick up the kids from school
Crouched in between cars
Examining two golf bags up on stands
Straps out
Hanging free
Untangled
Clubs covered
In case those clouds prove to be more dangerous than they look
Pants sagging
In case
Those of us behind him
Run out of things to do
In line
Waiting to pick up our kids from school