Thursday, October 8, 2009

The New Frowning

We have crisis.
Daughter discovers
A Wrinkle.
In the mirror she smooths
the skin between her eyebrows.
As mother I offer,
"You could stop frowning."
She decides from now on
when she gets angry
she is going to smile.
“Smiling is the new frowning.”
Plan B is to live
in a less harsh climate.

Daughter leaves for a jog
to take her mind off The Wrinkle.
Door slam and a yell -
"Stop emailing people about my wrinkles!
Put quotation marks around
smiling is the new frowning.
I made that up.
You thief!"

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