Tag Archives: Nurture

Domestic revolution

I have a theory
that the exact amount
your brain had to move

as a child
is the exact amount
it moves now

and so as a child
if you had to spin quickly
to be safe

or become noticed
you will spin similarly
in your adult head

and be required
to deal with these revolutions.
This will be exhausting

cause uncertainty and result
in a poor allocation
of your emotional resources.

This must be what her problem is
or alternately and long ago
my own mother ignored me also.



The rarity
of children
can be found
in the fact
that we are
(barring tragedy)
not competitive
with them
or defensive
because of them
but instead
hope only
they somehow
exceed us.

What the copperhead is

The copperhead is only
the heart of a child

made so by everything
and the words said

never meant for hearing
by ears so young unblessed

that’s just what the copperhead is
that’s just what the copperhead is