show and tell

he came home from school
looking forlorn and quieter
than usual

at dinner she asked him how
school was today

he raised his eyes to meet hers and murmured

yes, it was fine
it’s just that I wish
I had a picture of us and father, together
just like everyone else did
in today’s show and tell


written for mayfalls 14/31, “family photograph”
mayfalls is a Twitter poetry challenge hosted by @breath_words and @a_sea_of_words

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