She is a frenzied atom, bouncing
from wall to door frame.
She is a muppet video on fast forward
a three-hour tape till bedtime.
She is a super slick eel, sliding
her finger up the hot tap.
She is an ice-skater, down the hallway
kissing the floorboards.
I am the ambulance driver
and the stretcher.
(No, she wants to be the driver!)
I am the doctor
and the sick-bed pillow.