2014-02-15T16:09:43-08:00February 15th, 2014|Parenthood|

Tidy worlds inside the messes

You have trained me
to listen for tidy worlds
inside the messes

like this morning
my hot rollers
all over the floor

I hear you naming them
clusters of fuzzy rollers
our neighbours on the island

the Wagners and the Bakers
and the Beggs with five small rollers
for each kid

you ask me for pennies
at which point I take off my coat
and wait
while you litter
the floor with coins

carefully arranging them
wobbly clumps
of all the people you know.

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