Feb 4, 2012

Learning


she’s not a little girl who enjoys playing with dolls.
she’s only just learning about disappointment:
a big black cloud just as we reach the park.
the selfish girl at school won’t share the crayons.
the boy at football practice calling her ‘a girl’.
‘mummy? why is it spelled school not skool?’.

she’s only just learning about disappointment:

the girls’ section at the toy store stacked with dolls.
her absent dad sending her a doll for her birthday.
her absent dad.