Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Some Battles Never End
by Laurie Kolp

“Loose as a hedgehog,”
he pouts about the
umpteenth pair of hand-me-down
jeans mom thinks are treasures,
but her youngest thinks
are leftovers.

“Tight as a water buffalo,”
he cries after his
strong refusal to
wear big brother jeans-
an obstinate battle
that is all too familiar.

Some battles never end.

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