after finding a tiny baby mole
who has died
along the side of the road
the kids say a few words on its behalf
and place it in the soft leaves of the woods
as a kind and gentle memorial gesture.
“when children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.”
wearing an ac/dc t-shirt, ripped up jeans, and velcro shoes
all while wrapped in a cape made from your swaddling blanket
bestows unlimited strength and heroic powers upon you.
“a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength
to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”