Thursday, May 1, 2008

Stay

My son is moving away from me
far enough so that
he no longer tells me
everything that goes on in his head.
Today, he wakes up in tears
refusing to say why.
I know it’s a dream
where his heart’s been broken.
As mine does
again and again,
as this man-child moves away from me
inch by inch
year by year.

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