John V. Haynes
e-mail: jvhii@fuse.net
my Poetic Tribute I WISH IT WAS THAT SIMPLE


"tat,tat,tat" gurgles from his mouth

fourteen months in this world

concerned only with the navigation

of his wagon around the coffee table

the sound of the birdies songs

outside the window

his only distraction

laying down for a nap 

giggling in his security

playing with his toes

curiously smiling at me

while I cry at people 

jumping out of windows 

one hundred floors up

and whisper

"i wish it was that simple

i wish it was that simple"



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