Friday, April 8, 2011

notice how the sun sets...




it starts to dip its hand in
a little anxious,
then the hues explode

each night when i go home
i turn around
start walking backwards
look down the street to see it
the same different patterns
over and again

this day, the kids shined
like the sun,
timid at first,
then their smiles came
they were proud of themselves
i was proud of themselves, too

now i know what it's like
to be a parent, holding the camcorder
waiting for the kid to mess up
but hoping with all you have
that they won't

now i know what it's like
to love someone else so much
you forget about all of your imperfections

and i watch
the sun keeps setting.

1 comment:

Ging said...

Beautiful- like it's author