2020-04-07T00:24:33-07:00March 20th, 2020|Parenthood|


Will they go back to rushing
from important thing to important thing
when the door to before
opens and lets them back in

or will they remember that Monday in March
when a six-year-old girl crawled
into bed with her parents

and the dad and the girl lay on their backs
way past breakfast time
tracing imaginary faces
their fingers pointed up at the pine ceiling planks
trying to find the same knots in the wood
laughing for so long about the sad dog
she finally saw

will they move about like they did
when this pause is lifted

will anyone stand up
for that beautiful sad dog.

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