One Day While Growing up

  One day while growing up  I discovered that my son  had outgrown me. It seemed  only recently that I had carried  him on my shoulders, he in his  fireman’s hat, me & my brown  beard. But now he’s the one  with the brown beard  and yesterday he and his  girlfriend bought a couch  and loveseat for $75 for  their first apartment. And  I am left to wonder where the  time went and what happened  to my brown beard and who  placed this red hat  on my grey head . . .   

 One day while growing up

I discovered that my son

had outgrown me. It seemed

only recently that I had carried

him on my shoulders, he in his

fireman’s hat, me & my brown

beard. But now he’s the one

with the brown beard

and yesterday he and his

girlfriend bought a couch

and loveseat for $75 for

their first apartment. And

I am left to wonder where the

time went and what happened

to my brown beard and who

placed this red hat

on my grey head . . .