The Dads

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The dads are wearing cargo shorts again.
Come on, children. Don’t be ashamed.
The dads carry car keys, wallets, phones—
in short, our worlds.

The moms are wearing stretch blue jeans,
and, children, they are finely formed.
They carry our body in them.
They carry our lives.

But the kids—get this straight, children—
the kids are off on their phones
or out in the night doing things.
They deal with shame.

The kids are everything and everyone.
They are the essence of beauty
and what we’ve always want to be.
May God protect them.

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