I want to absorb my life
like a dinosaur sponge.
Instead, I’m a bottle brush:
reaching for all the edges,
getting into the spots no one sees,
and instead of patting my back for a job well done,
I’m fretting about all those places
I couldn’t reach.
A head full of auburn curls.
Two voices shushing,
while a quilt gives us invisibility.
I gaze into those little shining green eyes
All time stands still with such hope.
She whisper “I lub you!”
“I love you too!” I whisper, giving a gentle hug.
Searching footsteps approach.
We peak from the quilt aaaaaannndd
He was a physicist
He developed the Theory of Relativity
He won the Nobel Prize
He wrote a letter to Roosevelt warning him about Germany’s uranium research
Almost fifty years after his death, Time Magazine designated him “Person of the Century.”
Einstein did other stuff
He played violin
He sailed boats
There is a story that he helped the little girl next door with her homework in return for chocolate
I could have used some help with my homework
I would have paid cash.