laughter with a D

June 8, 2013

eyes sparkling
with a dangerous smile
you can see exactly where the inspiration
for Alice and Peter came from
but they don’t need pixie dust to fly
they don’t need a rabbit hole to fall into adventure

like forces of nature
sunlight and storm
halo and horn
interchangeably ever-changing
unpredictable rearranging

i name you Captivating Grace
you infuriate
i name you Gift of Light
you exasperate
my daughters
my laughter
i call you recalcitrant
i call you beautiful.
because i’m the dad
and i say so.


4 Responses to “laughter with a D”

  1. Rachel Says:

    This is beautiful. Like them. And you.

  2. Lindsey Says:

    Aw. I like to call them “Ow! Hey!” and “Stop that!” but this is much nicer.

  3. Bryan Says:

    Shawn….beautiful, accurate, and specific. I loved this, and I love them. The end is so wonderful. Why? Because I’m a dad, and I said so…..

  4. Shawn Says:

    thanks for commenting guys. its so nice to see your names up there together like that!

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