I wanted to write a poem on parenthood.

I sent it to a friend in an email many years ago,

He thought I hadn’t written it, but I had.

It wasn’t finished, though.

Couldn’t get the ending right.

Kept trying and trying

And it never seemed to fit.

That was years ago.

I still don’t have it quite right.

It’s just the end bit, really.

Maybe if I send it to you, you could have a read?