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April 4, 2016

middle children always
share all of the conversational space
one-on-one is a rare gift

this episode begins with a confession:
the actual consumption of pizza
at the branded noiseroom
was only perhaps half a slice
leaving hunger pangs
where sleep should reign

the remedy is simple:
peanut butter and jam
on toasted bread
warm and crunchy
chewy and sweet
washed down with warm milk

the Sage asks a bunch of questions
to extend the session
into the mysterious hours of night
tacit, wordless wisdom
a staggering reminder to the dad
that she is becoming a real person
so he carries her back up to bed
his baby

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