There’s a box to my left that looks like pool noodles and cage fighting made a baby— it’s the box where my children play.
Slick, hideous structures hold opportunities for make believe and thieving on the high seas.
Endless potential rests in four corners like buried treasure to be plundered with a mischievous grin.
They’re irresistible, my children, and insatiable (snack time already?) churning engines of fun and love and needs for floors that bounce and walls that heave.
Kelsi Folsom is a Texas-born poet and prose writer whose work is published in The Caribbean Writer, West Texas Literary Review, Motherly, Voice of Eve, Women Who Live on Rocks, and elsewhere. In addition to contributing regularly to Red Tent Living Magazine, she is the author of poetry chapbook Words the Dirt Meant to Share (Desert Willow Press, 2018) and Buried in the Margins, her first full length collection of poetry forthcoming with Finishing Line Press in 2020. She enjoys traveling with her husband and three kids, scouring estate sales, and occasionally putting her B.M. in Voice Performance to good use. Follow her writing and activities on Instagram @kelsifolsom.