2012-09-22T00:00:47-07:00September 22nd, 2012|Parenthood|

Bedtime ritual

Your latest thing
is to line up your stuffed animals
that you never paid attention to until now
though you seem to know
a lot about them

like how giraffe likes to sleep on his side
and how bear sleeps in a chair

or why owl and zebra
can’t touch

and then there’s bunny
who has to close the door
before anyone else can sleep

and cow
who doesn’t sleep
at all

which makes me think
you weren’t ignoring them before

and me
you must wonder
when I tidy up
why I dust around
these magic ropes
of understanding.

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