he is in awe of my jump rope skills

i can go criss-cross and backwards

doesn’t matter

i want to tell him

you can’t put that on a resume


An Explanation for My Irritation

imageIt is on days like these

when trees grow tall and green

and songs are whispered and laughed and sung together

When ponytails are loose and chocolate is melted

and we speak a language of inside jokes

that a reminder of reality – that I am almost adult

only furthers my transformation

into petulant child