two years, one day

Tater Tots

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“Sometimes in my tears I drown
But I never let it get me down
So when negativity surrounds
I know some day it’ll all turn around.” ~Matisyahu, “One Day” 

The earth circles the sun twice
we stand in its shadow

confusing hate with discipline
and love for laziness

saving old valentines
while tearing paper hearts

a baby rests on your belly
a little girl eats Cheetos
leaving orange dust on your
favorite chair

she holds your hand
while crossing the street
you push her in the cart
with the frozen tater tots

then she rides the carousel –
a thrill for only fifty cents

the earth circles the sun twice
since that time

a valentine with child’s scrawl
now sits on the mantle.

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