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2012-03-06T07:26:00-05:00March 6th, 2012|Parenthood|

The humility of big ideas

My husband explains the theory of dark matter
the fourth time

I nod
and ask him if he wants
pasta for dinner.

Perhaps it is my ego
so offended by the idea that it is
a fleck
that it scrambles the information
before it reaches my brain.

Tonight
a friend points at the sky
Mercury and Venus
masquerading as stars

I want to explain it all
to my son
the distances
as long as time

but I feel like a rabbit
able to think about small things
like carrots
and hopping

so I just wave at the sky
my son blows kisses
and we agree

so pretty.

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