2020-05-20T13:15:36-04:00May 26th, 2020|Parenthood|

My six-year-old sage

I emerge from a marathon of zoom meetings
to see that you have written reminders
of how to stay happy in a pandemic
on Post-It notes around the house

you cannot yet spell
so it takes me a while to decode them
but I realize that getting me to slow down
was part of your genius

which to be fair
is not yours alone
but the domain of most six-year-olds

an innocent wisdom
uncomplicated by layers
they do not yet wear.