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2012-12-16T00:00:29-05:00December 16th, 2012|Parenthood|

A rickety mind

What moments from today
will untether from my memory

will it be the cocktail party
and the napkin that almost
caught fire

or the mood I was in
because of the rain
and the shooting

or my son practicing his E’s
with his new felts
but he forgets how many lines to draw
so they look like caterpillars
or picket fences

the minutes stack up so fast
I try to pin them
with poems
but I am outnumbered
they fade from the timeline of my life
like phantom limbs

so that one day I’ll remember
a page of funny-looking E’s
but I won’t remember why.

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