finger painting with fairies

almost a year since finger painting with toy trucks seemed like a good idea
now since
we are older
I wonder how you are doing and if you still speak to the fairies
inside your toy box?

two days ago I stumbled upon a dead pelican
i remembered when we found the dead blue bird in the black berry bush
we stared at it
the poor thing
I knew
no matter where you where
we shared the same tears
for the same dead birds