After sweltering through the usual housework
it's almost relaxing
to go through the sounds of the alphabet together
(almost reading! whee!)
but damn it's hard to fake enthusiasm
for those damned
Somewhere in the back of my head I thought you'd absorb
this too, like
you've picked up on almost everything else your big brother does.
More fool me.
This is a little like potty training.
And a lot like hell.