2020-06-02T01:30:43-07:00June 7th, 2020|Parenthood|


Soon you will ask me
to tell the story of this scar too,
like the other ones
whose memoirs are mapped
onto your skin.

I will tell you about the day
you tried rollerblading
and you wore pants and knee pads
but still when you fell,
the cement
found you.

But the part you will wait for
is the end of the story
when you declared
your face smudged with tears,

you know,
they should really call it
un-skinning your knee

which I told you
was the smartest thing
anyone had said to me all week.

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