Today's poem is by Patrick Phillips

Our Situation

In the dark we watch

our son's chest

swell and fall,

a balsa-wood airplane

still clutched in his fist

as he sleeps.

How reckless it seems.

How naive:

to love a thing

so fragile and so weak.

Copyright © 2007 Patrick Phillips All rights reserved
from Cave Wall
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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