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2020-05-04T21:09:30-04:00May 11th, 2020|Parenthood|

P.E. with Joe

Will you remember how I bought dozens of bananas
every week so you could both make
experimental smoothies

will you remember the story game
we played on our walks around the lake
and how there was always a character named Kevin

will you remember how you each built worlds of Lego
in the most inconvenient places
and we let you keep them there the whole time

so many memories pinned to scenes that will fade

but not Joe Wicks
the handsome British fitness instructor
who does PE classes for the kids on YouTube 

I am grateful to Joe not because he charms them
into doing burpees in our living room on rainy days
but because he seems destined to stay famous
a face we can still click on years down the road
to remind us how surprisingly sweet it was
this little slice of time.

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