Tag Archives: Parenting

Imperative

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.

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Emma Long Metropolitan Park

 
They make a lake
in the Colorado River
by damning it up.

Standing together
parents in their hundreds
arms linked
shout at the water
to always give
their children back.

The bad language
of good intentions
their only spell.

[30.335°N 97.83°W – May 24, 2012]