Today’s Mama Kay Writing Workshop prompt: write a poem about the last conversation you had with your kid.
Why do I have to wear my coat outside?
Oh, it’s only 30 degrees? Well, I really don’t mind.
Why can’t I eat only yogurt all day?
It will make my tummy hurt? Well, if that’s what you say.
Why can’t I wear my pirate costume to bed?
Nah, I don’t think my sword will poke me in the head.
Why can’t I put neon paint on the wall?
I don’t think the next tenant will mind at all.
Why can’t I watch YouTube late into the night?
Does it matter which sock goes on the left or the right?
Why do I have to say thank you and please?
Why can’t I open my eyes when I sneeze?
Why is lava so hot and ice so cold?
Can I have a pet dinosaur when I’m old?
Mom, do you love me even when I make a huge mess?”
“Silly boy–the answer to that is always a yes.”