Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Birthdays Mean Bigger Numbers

Numbers just get bigger
Yesterday four
Today five
A year ago yesterday I could still answer the question
How old is she
By saying three and
And it wasn’t so long ago that I answered in months rather than years
I suppose I still could
If my last math class wasn’t in high school
But it was
Twenty years ago
I wonder if as the numbers get bigger
I’ll be asked the question less often
I wonder if that will make me sad
As so many numbers get bigger
At the same time
The answer for him will soon be three
The answer for me
Is also bigger than it used to be
None of them can start over from zero and
When you do
All over again
The numbers just keep getting bigger

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