I didn’t mean to spill the juice, Mama
Only I watch you do it so effortlessly,
I want to learn to do things just like you, Mama
Please would you mind sharing your calm with me?
I’m sorry I was stopping to show you every stone, Papa
I’ve been longing for many hours to see your face
I appreciate these freeing moments I get with you, Papa
Can we please slow down time and our pace?
I know I’ve been noisy at your house Grandma & Grandpa,
It’s just sometimes I forget how to behave
You’re my home when my parents aren’t there, Grandma & Grandpa
A place where I can express my true self and it’s safe
I am forgetful and I have many flaws, everyone
I can’t articulate the reason because I don’t know it
I do know that I need your unconditional love and gentle guidance, everyone
Because to me even with your flaws, you’re heroic