Monday, May 29, 2023

When asked, the teacher,
so quick with answers, hesitated in surprise.
“I don’t know. I’ll have to think about it.”
Days later, his child toddled up,
stretched out her arms in expectation.
Taken up, she laid her head on his shoulder.
When satisfied, she wiggled to be let down.
As she ambled off he had his answer.

Tom Keene
November 5, 2011