“It just doesn’t feel like Halloween this year,” my daughter said on the morning of October 31.
Winning in Their City
after Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art”
Tonight there’s no art
to losing in extra innings.
We’re not used to winning.
Not having to console ourselves,
heart-heavy. In the park,
in their city, we’re all about
coming back from losing.
Celebrating the art of one-
run winning. Raising the flag
at the start of Spring’s next season.
Our family consumes a lot of food.
We are, after all, a family of six. But you might be thinking: Come on, how much food could four little girls possibly put away?
You’d be surprised. I’m surprised, because whatever it is they’re eating, I can assure you that it’s not dinner.