Friday, January 15, 2016


excellent playmates.

I am the queen
and you are the king;
you say sit here
and I sit.

And in class
my little girl
does not want to write

So I say:
I will not look
and then I feign surprise;
she is so delighted
we do it again for the next one.

cook breakfast
enforce rules
read stories
make UP stories
wipe away tears
sing you to sleep
and when you are gone

they weep
and weep
and weep.

Aunties do not keep their babies.
We always send them home.
We know our limits

When you are mine
I am all yours
but always you must go
always I must be a wanderer

Always I have no home
when there is no small soul to anchor it

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