Child Pose


Where do you take your child-self to have a heart-to-heart?
Describe the air in the room, the breeze in the space –
Describe the surface on which you both sit –

Are you face to face? Or do you take them in your arms, on your lap-
or up onto your back, while you dance around the place?

What do they fear?
What do they dream when they press their cool forehead to the pillow?

When your eyes are closed and they think you are sleeping
what secrets do they whisper in your ear?

Which ones have you forgotten?