Jack is one year old today.
Once I was crazy and my ace in the hole
was that I knew that I was crazy
so I never lost my self-control.
I just walked in the middle of the road.
I’d sleep in the middle of the bed.
I’d stop in the middle of a sentence
when the voice in the middle of my head said,
“Hey junior, where you been so long?
Don’t you know me? I’m your ace in the hole.”
One of my big fears is that he’ll get to school and people will ask his name and he’ll say, “My name is Jack Caleb Alvey dot com.”