Toddler

TODDLER (with apologies to Carl Sandburg)

The toddler comes

on little cat feet.

He sits looking

over blankets and sleeping parents

on silent haunches

and then screams “MOMMY! PICK ME UP!” in your face, scaring the bejeebus out of you.

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10 thoughts on “Toddler

  1. this is lovely, those first 5 lines so quiet and soft, and then the “screams” and the all caps and “scaring the bejeebus” — those “sc” words waking up the reader, too.

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