Laughing While Peeing
While taking the last leak
before going to sleep,
I can’t help but laugh
when my four-year-old son Colin
switches off the bedroom light
and slams the bedroom door behind me.
Here in this small, one-bedroom apartment,
with our three-person family
locked in coronavirus quarantine,
laughter cannot be kept away.
It bubbles to the surface despite
the seriousness of the moment.
My toddler son doesn’t know
the world faces an existential crisis,
doesn’t understand that a pandemic
grips humanity in peril, upheaving our lives.
He’s just a boy who sees the door and thinks,
“Hey, let me slam this and see what Daddy says.”
4 thoughts on “Laughing While Peeing”
It’s the innocence that comes with children, they just don’t understand
My 5 year old niece here keeps playing and laughing so beautifully, she reminds me of her birthday coming up in eight days almost everyday
Thanks for the comment Esther. Your niece sounds adorable and we can definitely learn from these little humans.
Colin is a beautiful boy. So glad to see a picture and glad he provides something to laugh about. I enjoyed your poem.
Thanks so much Janice. I hope you and your family are doing well and staying healthy!