She hides beneath the covers
as though they could protect her
from the monsters under her bed.
Luckily she’s two
and too young to know
that these monsters
will find you
one way or another.
When you’re two
anything is possible
except this capacity to express this
wonderlust coupled with this naivety
that the universe could keep up with the creativity
of a two year old.
There is a genius in childhood
that we’ll never remember
no matter how hard we try to practice
the gift of innocence
is always taken back from us
and we spend the rest of our lives thinking we’ve sinned
we just learned the lesson
that some lessons are best left unlearned.