You fell out when the book opened
Well not you silly!
I had forgotten you were here!
One fish! Two fish!
Red fish! Blue fish!
I hear your giggle near my ear.
Let me count your freckles again!
Mommy won't care!
green marker dots...52, 53, 54!
So you have a note? An invite
to an overnight? Can I go? No!?!
It's just boys??
And you have money, too,
In your pocket; 27 cents- wow!
A lot of gum!
And then a scream of brakes, a thud.
Thats all. Not much. So fast.
And you've been hiding here ever since.
In my book. 28 years.
Still giggling near my ear.
I haven't really forgotten, you know.