May 4

I could give you a photo of faces
pearly whites a mile long

geared up to the sky
with happy eyes

I could give you a picture of socked feet
and naked legs

of baby ducks in every which way,
scattered across the floor

a bed half made and one lamp on …

but I hear the smack of legos on the table
and the boys’ voices discussing transformers

Next to me is my girl, with Tinkerbell, painting
zebras and I look up to see the towels strewn
about the bathroom floor

A white and beige mess and her suit hanging
from the shower bar

and this is what I want to keep forever.

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