They sit in front of the TV
Both engrossed with “The Simpsons”;
Gratefully, an escape for me
But, just for the moment;
Soon, they will ask:
Where is Daddy?
The other day, I teased the girl
“You have daddy’s eyes”;
The boy looked up from the computer,
“What about me”? He asked.
Unflustered, I answered:
“You have his nose;
I could feel their eyes boring into my flesh
As I await their next question:
“When is daddy coming home”?