Somewhere

between the lines,

“Mom, have you finished my dress yet?”

or,

“Will you help me with my dishes? I’m late,”

there comes a silently spoken

message of words so hard to say.

But,

I think you understand.

Hidden

in the words,

“Can I have the car keys?”

and,

“Will you fix this for me, please?”

Dad,

I call the same message out to you.

I know you understand.

Mom,

Dad,

Thanks.

I love you.