I am wearing white gloves on the tarmac.
I am hot.
I am climbing the stairs to the plane.
I am complaining about the shrimp cocktail.
I am looking down at the ocean
wondering where the whales are.
I am sliding backwards down the slide.
I am hanging my head off the merry go round as it spins.
I am imitating the housekeeper
on my plastic phone
“moshi-moshi” ” moshi-moshi”
I am looking for a rabbit in the moon.
I am looking at crysanthymums on display.
I am feeding the orange carp at the shrine.
I am wondering how small a boy
would need to be
to fit inside a peach.
I am playing jacks, foursquare, jumprope
I am chanting:
“Not last night,
but the night before.”
I am pulling up my kneesocks
and singing “My Sweet Lord Krishna Krishna”
in front of the manger scene.
I am noticing Sister frown,
And my mother hide a smile.
I am watching Batman
I am walking home as the snow begins to fall
and the moonlight sets it glittering.
I am putting the glass Christmas fairy
on the branch with the blue light.
I am reading the Cat in the Hat to my baby brother
who grabs his feet and chortles.
I am wading through minnows.
I am opening my eyes underwater
to watch the sunbeams dance.
I am looking for mermaids.