jackhammers in my basement
the buzz of progress


pouring lemonade
on your brother’s head because
he did not say no

wonderful friday
through the tunnel, light appears
begone beastly week

her hands on her hips
adorned with pink tiara
the princess turns three

into open mouth
leaf, stick, marigold, grass, leaf
baby gardener

haiku suffocate
gasping with mouths full of sand
that falls from my eyes

she whispers in the darkness
reciting the steps

red tutu, white tights
so much confidence and joy
tears obscure my view

ballet recital
glorious culmination
of one year’s study

toddler passport pic
non-smiling hilarity
kegel reminder