Who wrote that we use our children to forget
the size of our parents, or is that really
a quote? And if it isn’t, and if I forget
to write it, does that mean that someone will —
But what if someone forgets to write the words
that bring me here, that let me be born?
Oh micro-mini-soul, you, my shirking ego,
your quotemarks would just hang there in the air
like wings without a bird.