Swedish Eyes

More blue than gray,
in Nordic light,
reflected off the snow.

And far away in
Heady thoughts
Where only dreamers go.



Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Pappa says “vad roligt!”
Mommy says “how fun!”
Pappa asks if “jag är klar;”
Mommy asks if “I am done;”
Pappa tells me “ta en tugga;”
Mommy tells me “take a bite;”
Pappa says “sov gott;”
Mommy says “goodnight;”
Just when I think I’ll never learn this — never!
Pappa says I’m “duktig,” and
Mommy says I’m “clever!”