2022-09-08T10:04:42-07:00May 12th, 2014|Parenthood|

Paper crowns

Your teacher is a calm vessel
of hugs and crafts,

the kind that when you ask her
every morning

can you help me make a crown

she smiles a real smile
and tells you that sounds
like a fun plan.

So even though our house
is now littered with them,
like the aftermath
of some royal bender,
I can’t bring myself to recycle them.

I even tried one on this morning
while I ate my cereal
and I understood it then,
the ritual of them,
as I sat a little taller
feeling unreasonably good.

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