String Cheese

I watch his chubby little fingers
carefully separate each precious strand,
his face lighting up as he feeds me
strips of processed mozzarella.
A year ago he told me he hated me.

This morning he told me
I am his best friend,
or at least his best “old” friend,
because I play with Legos
and buy the best snacks.

So here I sit, smiling,
with bits of string cheese
dangling from my lips
as a five-year-old giggles
and points at me.

The proverbial simple things in life
are deceptively complex,
like eating string cheese with my godson
and trying not to cry and laugh at the same time.

Copyright © 2013 by Christopher Chaffin – All rights reserved


About cjchaffin

Wordsmithing is my passion. I eat, sleep, and breathe words and phrases, only to regurgitate them and pray that they are better off than when I first ingested them.
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2 Responses to String Cheese

  1. Love this. The ultimimate love and hate relationship comes from growing toddlers and children doesnt it?

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