hidden faults

when my family gets here

I'm gonna call you back

when my family gets here

I will play with Elmo and watch frozen 

play hide and seek and tag down the hallway

sing songs and watch their eyes

glow and glisten telling me about school

hear their laugh while they get water everywhere in the bathroom

"who's on your pajamas"

and they'll know the answer every time

read a book while their day replays on the ceiling above

"now I lay me, down to sleep. I pray the lord, my soul to keep.

If I should die before I wake, I pray the lord, my soul to take.

God bless mommy and daddy and all who I love. Amen."

exhale.

with the royalties wound up

time to exhale.

and creeping in, all of the worries and doubts

just in time for our late night call

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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