an excerpt from my new collection
if i’m okay
she’s having her first sleepover
i can feel her glow from down the block
she’s found a friend who accepts her as she is
it’s all i could ever ask for
a lesson i pray she learns
without my constant reminding
it’s hard being a father
trading football jersey for dolls
a stern tongue for princess voices
and i’d be a liar if i said i wasn’t a bit sad
and i’d be a liar if i said i won’t consult
the stuffed animals lining her bed tonight
hoping they’ll ask in inflections i impersonate
if i’m okay.
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‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS‘
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