Poems and Phantasms

Posts tagged ‘parenting’

Little Returns

Putting in moments of

parenting,  gains and losses

add up


The hours of chauffeuring

picking up and dropping off, rush

and wait, items left behind


Teaching them to help, playing

a long game, banking

against efficiency


Measuring days by

teeth lost, shoe size

and how quickly

they grow


This is it, childhood’s prime time

the real estate of life


Success, luxury, vanity, none

compare to the blessing

of kissing good night

my child, safe


For the richest memories, sweet

and surprising, the confidences told

between stories, you

had to invest

the time


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