Poem for April 19th

world turning

you know your kids
are growing up
too quickly
when your groggy 6am footsteps
lead you
to discover your nine year old
has been up for an hour
on his own accord
researching semisynthetic materials
for a school thesis paper
I mean project

and you know the world’s
turning too quickly
when you have to look up
semisynthetic materials
while he heads to the kitchen table
so you can possibly
help him
with his school thesis paper
I mean project