life lived hard.
love spelled out.
polly pocket parts stashed under a chest of drawers.
spare lego bits peeking out from the carpet pile.
fingertip drawings on the frosty storm door as they shuffle out with backpacks ready for school.
markers, paper, colored pencils, stickers, stamps
stray mementos of creative breath
our life. now.
one day far too soon it will all be tidy and neat.