today was the saint patrick's day parade downtown.
I didn't go. I saw it on the 11 o'clock news.
today we dodged raindrops while I remembered the
crab we had in kindergarten. we would
build whole cities out of wooden blocks for him to
run down the streets of. we built tokyo, miami,
toronto, and cleveland. we built some cities that we'd
dreamed up. we made for him the lit up streets
of paris at night. he just rushed on, begging to get out.

he never even slowed down enough
to admire how we loved him.