2013-06-19T21:33:43-07:00June 19th, 2013|Parenthood|

This is where I find you

In the chalky light of morning
in the hallway
to three pieces of lint

fluff one
fluff two
fluff three

you point them out to me
a solemn introduction

they are on their way to Africa
you tell me
in a backhoe

and then one piece of lint
cleaves into two
which is a tragedy
I didn’t see coming

half an hour later
there we are
your face all spent and splotchy
teaching me a lesson
I didn’t know I needed
about how wide
we can love.

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