2013-01-09T09:58:08-08:00January 9th, 2013|Parenthood|

This morning I was an elephant

My son keeps a light bulb as a pet
and only eats his cereal these days
dry with no milk
sitting on my back
I am an elephant

he’s obsessed with backhoes
belly buttons
and the ladies who work at the library

he lines up trains and canned food
like a drill sergeant
singing baa baa black sheep
in the nasally voice
he thinks is so funny

I was downtown the other day
and a man walked by
talking to the wind

I smiled at him
and he smiled back

I wanted to tell him
there is a small part of me
that understands
how normal it must seem
to go insane.

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