D .   G i l s o n

Jimmy & I Play House
On Sunday we wake up
for breakfast—eggs and pancakes,
the New York Times.
            Times change—Governor
Signs Gay Adoption Bill.
Jimmy makes coffee. Sometimes
he burns it, but not today.
            Jimmy arranges
four pancakes onto the yellow plates,
a gift from his mother.
I look at him. Say, We could be good
            fathers. Jimmy shifts.