2014-02-08T23:11:23-08:00February 8th, 2014|Parenthood|

Feeding quarters into you

You are making a boat
out of Lego
and I look at it
with the leftover part of my brain
that isn’t thinking about work
or whether we have avocadoes
for that dip I said I’d bring

I say in a voice
that sounds plastic
and dull

wow, how did you do that

as though I am feeding
quarters into you

a tepid encouragement
a plea to keep playing
on your own
so I can marshal
the clamor of my list

and you just look up at me
with a simple pity

mama, you just need practice
and you can make one too.

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