2013-04-11T10:50:13-07:00April 11th, 2013|Parenthood|

Proof of past lives

You are proof of past lives
the way you are so scared of lions
even though you’ve never seen one
not even on YouTube

and how you give the name Fabiso
to all your Lego people
and all I can find out about it
is a man with that last name
born in Connecticut
the year the US senate decided it was time
that women should vote

and the face you drew
the day you turned two
so detailed and strong
as if in your last round
you had been taken
before that portrait was done

but mostly it is just
that when I look at all the photos of you
tacked up around my desk
I am reminded
what a feat it is
that you arrived
when you did
a tiny riddle
solving so many things
we didn’t know we needed.

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