I used to set pennies on the train tracks past my grandmother’s
house even after someone told me this could derail the train.
My daughter says she controls the weather. Childhood’s consuming
longing for agency: I am here
I am powerful
I am terrified
Mama, she says, I want to always live with you, even after we die
to be fossils with you, and we will always be touching.
We will always be touching.