RIFKAH GOLDBERG
"I ONCE HAD A DADDY"

Little curly dark head
Barely above my table
"Used to think
I had a daddy"

"Of course
You have one
The man you go to
Twice a week"

"But other daddies
Live at home"
Chocolate brown eyes
Indignantly shriek

"Have more salad"
I intervened
"But I don't love it"
Little mouth pursed

"It's like this, dear
We all have daddies
But some stay
And some leave"

"Not fair I'd also like
A new mummy or daddy
Whenever I feel like it"
Innocently the little one said

1999