Face in the clouds 
a gorgeous geisha
disappears before my eyes.

You’re gorgeous! 
No! You’re gorgeous!

My twins, age 4
shout sweet insults

wiggle waggle
wiggle waggle

time flies by

taken back again by
the sight of a tree

how I tried to sway
precious Lil

the new house was better than a farm
since, like Land Before Time
star shaped leaves-tree stars
could be seen right outside her window.

Don’t eat them though Littlefoot!
(Lil was a plant eater)
Those aren’t tree stars 
she side eyed me,