2012-03-25T00:01:12-07:00March 25th, 2012|Parenthood|

The space that used to grow conversation

He puts socks on his head
and they pass tape back and forth
on their noses

he reads The Hungry Caterpillar
by heart
in a German accent

or they dance
she does a particular number
with accompanying rhyme
as a last resort

it’s mostly for him
the little one
they are jesters in his court
contorting for his pleasure

but it’s for them too
there is a strangeness to it all
the arrival of someone so young
planted in the space
that used to grow conversation

so they nurture the madness
they court it
the message is clear

you don’t scare us
we invited you in

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