Mom, Did You Know?
Mom, did you know I would like to. . .
dress up in our lacey ballet dresses?
build blocks in my underwear?
not get stinky feet in my jelly shoes?
Mom, did you know that I like to. . .
scream your name at the pool to watch me go off the high dive?
to wear tennis skirts and feel like I am really good at tennis?
fall asleep with the lights on, not because I’m afraid of the dark,
but because light allows a more relaxed meeting with sleep?
Mom, did you know that. . .
I’m in pursuit of the perfect pen
and the perfect pair of tennis shoes?
Mom, did you know I know the truth of you?
Yes, Jane, I know.