Stay At Home Dad

Father

Hands holding

A child walking

A child shrieking

With joy

Running around

In Princess dresses

And plastic heels

With the one father

Among the mothers

Watching their little girls

.

Father

Hands holding

On the walk to

Elementary school

Children walking

Children shrieking

His daughter’s hand

Anticipating

And then running around

In cloth pattern dresses

Later turned to jeans

With the one father

(now oftentimes with his partner)

Among the mothers

Watching their young girls

.

Father

Hands holding

The daughter’s

As she takes

The middle school stage

He whispers to her

Changes

Try not to…

He speaks with the advice

Of his years

Behind the middle school desk

Many years and counting

(Advice from a middle school teacher

How quaint)

With the one father

(now oftentimes with his partner)

Among the mothers

Watching their preteens

.

Father

Hands holding

The daughter’s

As she begins to walk

Up the stairs

To high school orientation

Time will see

As it passes by

What will happen

And how life will change

With the one father

(now oftentimes with his partner)

Among the mothers

Watching their teen grow into young adults

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