It feels good to be serving up a slice today. This one presented itself to me as I drove home from school. It was swirling around my mind so quickly and insistently, I almost had to pull over and write it down.
Bits of You
I saw your hands today, Dad
Resting on my steering wheel
With their long fingers and oval nails
I saw you there in me.
I heard your laugh today, Mom
Coming out of my mouth
And it surprised me so
To hear you there in me.
I thought of all the bits that make me.
Dad’s blue eyes are in my mirror.
My shadow is mom’s exact height.
Mom’s sense of humor is joking in me.
A pinch of Dad’s stubbornness gives me strength.
Thank you Mom and Dad,
for the bits of you in me.
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