July 2005 / Volume Six / Issue Four
Brian McGettrick
22 Odd

now at twenty two months
she takes up position on
the ground at the bottom
of her bed

utterly and comfortably
asleep without a pillow
or blanket

and with every effort
not to wake her I place
her back in her new bed

but still we
countdown the
seconds to sounds
that will draw you
back into her room
as she fakes teething
a little to get your
attention.

I do not know what
has prompted this
odd rebellion

but I donít mind
her being so
different as
to be

distinctive.
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