This is Why We Drive Them Everywhere

This is Why We Drive Them Everywhere

Sometimes I’m just astonished
by how splendid these children
have become

I can see in the tilt of her head
the generosity of his laugh
vast dimensions they already hold
unfolding daily; impossible geometries

all I want is to float beside them
enjoy each moment, each exhaled breath
and bask in what gorgeous creatures
are emerging – but that

would be creepy.
so I smile and say only

“Yes, sweetheart.
We can talk more later,
if you like.”

*****
Mary Anne Mohanraj
8/23/19

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