turning

September 8, 2011

 

He forgot that he thinks he’s too big,
he held my hand all the way to the cafeteria.

Two friends
at the table were crying hard
and another was so brave,
he said
he was left all alone
once
and didn’t even cry.

Miles didn’t say a word to that
but his eyes said his wheels were

turning.

It was time to line up and head to class and so
I bent to hug him and bit back tears
and he made his
MOOOOM
face
and bit back a smile.

I didn’t make it back to the van,
sob-walking
and then sob-driving.

I was left all alone

and I did cry.

:::

Back at home I fed Elsie
and her blue eyes looked up at me
and Asher whispered questions.

Nanny came to be with Elsie
and I took Asher to an appointment
and we drove by brother’s school

together,

waving
and shouting
WE MISS YOU!

and it was only 11 o’clock.

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