Poetry Month – April 21, 2024 – On the Altar

THE ARCHEOLOGY OF A CHILD

Two crib beds for mom and baby
Or maybe for child and baby doll
Which is the same thing.
One bottle for baby because
If they don’t have one, they cry.
A cellphone for mom to call everyone
To come over for a party
To eat the giant stack of pancakes
In a big dish.
Everyone was so happy
they brought lots and lots of flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I dig up these treasures, I see the things that made my daughter feel safe and good and happy.