milk pouring out of noses
in a riot of humor
onto red cups and plates.
Brushes broken on back sides.
Endless worlds and stories created
by the water, and in the black widows den.
Edges of twin beds worn from sitting a while
with hugs or laughter.
that held spontaneous explosions.
Green and blue stripped bedspreads,
and white rimmed shorts,
with tube socks pulled up to knees.
A hand on the shoulder,
a hand in 4 hands.
going their separate ways,
until they must circle again.
and more children born,
stories that will be told,
of selfless love, and unbreakable bonds,
of helping hearts,
and DNA that bears the mark,
of the children who will never forget,