Wednesday, June 02, 2010


It doesn’t exactly say it all, but
It’s all he says
More or less
All tigers have stripes
All ladybugs are red with black spots
And my son always says no when you ask a question of him or anyone else standing within earshot but
There are stripes and there are stripes and
I wouldn’t want to take every no to be a no
Especially if blueberries or cheerios are involved and
I don’t because
Like the parent of twins
I can tell one from another
I know

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Boo Boo

Scrapes and bruises are like Bridge to Teribithia
When you get older
They just aren’t the same
The excitement and the fear vanish
I suppose boo boos weren’t made into a movie
Given definition
Fenced in
Stripped of their magic
So maybe they can recapture their luster at the end
When a little cut is again a big deal
Truly capable of rendering you immobile
Shutting down the whole world and
Leaving you in tears
Just like it could when you were four
When a your dolls might live in Africa
And a rope swing might lead to a magical kingdom