My 4th grade teacher’s husband is color-blind,
and together they tell us how, in the forest,
he shows her
all the hidden animals she loves,
and only those.
I knew even then I wanted that.
I knew even then I wanted to
forever-love a soul unconfused by the camouflages of life.
A soul who sees every beautiful thing
I’ve walked right past,
but only sometimes,
points it out.
Prompt: What grown up idea about yourself did you know even as a kid?