by Eric Y. Theriault

Questioned me,
many times;
For in their eyes,
I had all the answers.
And they loved to show me their work,
and ever changing bedrooms;
They loved my presence,
And though my smile was lost,
They knew where it was all along.
Yet my name changed many times,
And my age in the middle of Snake and Ladders,
Their imagination was not corrupt,
and dogs could be red or blue.
Playing hide and seek,
a card game or watching a movie,
they were as happy as one could be,
and though I didn't always appreciate
their climbing all over my bed and singing
after my four hours of sleep,
I, too, was as happy as I could be.