Saturday, January 1, 2011


During story time tonight
Luke tried to get me to open
my mouth so he could give me
the water in his mouth.
All under the guise of sharing.

And I’ll be honest with you.
I was reading a story and not
paying attention to what he was doing
so I was about a millisecond away from
opening my mouth when he asked me to.

That is either a mother’s instinct working
in favor of the mother
a mother being on the receiving end
of gross sharing more than she is willing
to admit to.

My name is Camille
and I’m not thirsty

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