when i arrive in my office
i see my babies, gone on to grown-ups
chubby cheeks to taller
than me, by a long shot.
i was in a crimson gown with my son,
she towers over me in her crimson gown
he towers over me in blue and black.
i have become so small.
it makes me happy to have become so small
they must tower over me and reach for the stars
the ones i never dared to touch.