2020-01-10T09:10:12-08:00January 10th, 2020|Parenthood|


She falls off the dining room chair
and announces
with great conviction
that her arm is broken

I give her arnica
and tell her she’s fine

he gets an ice pack
and wonders if we should
x-ray tonight

which I suppose
is why we’re a good team

in bed
I catch her whispering
into the sleeve
of her unicorn

I hope you get better
so I can do gymnastics
but I also kind of
want a cast

which makes me go downstairs
and kiss my husband
this tall and funny man who wove
his worries into me
and together

like two people writing a story
from opposite ends

we met in the middle
and made her.

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