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2020-07-30T11:54:54-04:00July 30th, 2020|Parenthood|

How to make it last

So many parenting books
are about how to get past
one stage and into the next

but I want the book
on how to make it last

the tenderness of these nights
as my children fall asleep with me
even though their bodies
are getting so long
and they probably run faster
than me already

the way the darkness
catches words that spill
in a way that light
would make them scatter

it makes me think back
to the time I lived in London
in my twenties

the bleariness of time zones
such a perfect excuse
to curl into the phone
my mom on the other end
as we talked about everything
in the dark
like we used to when I was little
until sleep
carried me
away.

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