To little boys who wish to cut off the tails of elephants

To little boys who wish to cut off the tails of elephants: Hang that sharp blade at your side glinting and let your boots warm to the heat of the body once holding a beating heart Some little boys tried and never finished to replace the thing they had taken by knotting the tendons: Bow […]

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Dada and the pumpkin

My son is two years old, and some change. Some parents would call him 28 months. Other parents would say he’s “still in diapers”. I call him wise. He’s also getting the knack for celebrating holidays. While we were making our second jack o’lantern (the first was eaten by pesky squirrels only minutes after it […]