Which one of your ex-boyfriends
Did you like the best?
Jack asks as we lounge around on my bed.
As I switch out my summer clothes
For the winter ones
It smells like the old house in here
I want to go back there
But we can’t
Because you sold it to someone else.
He says it like it was a favorite toy I threw away.
Piper wants to know
How old was I
When you and Daddy got divorced?
The answers are
The parts of each of them
That made me feel safe
Before the universe
I’m sorry – I want to go back there, too
I miss our small farmhouse
And the way the sun lit up the dining room
And the beautiful tree outside of it
That the new owners cut down;
It was January 26, 2016
And you were 7.