Erin sat on the washing machine
I took the toilet seat, camera in hand
Gary stood next to Nathan
who was in front of the sink.
I can still see how gingerly
Nay spread the shaving cream
on his face, tapping it into place
creating peaks and valleys
Then came the razor with a new blade
and I held my breath
as he scraped those beautiful baby cheeks
that I had kissed and kissed and kissed
Later, I wiped away the foam
from the sink and washed
the stray hairs of my son’s childhood
down the drain.