Parenthood

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
Ah parenthood. Kids, work, repeat. Kids, work, repeat. Surprise housework might help disrupt the monotony. Enjoy this allegorical comparison of parenthood.

Submitted: December 10, 2018

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Submitted: December 10, 2018

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Parenthood

White porcelain, polished steel;

The bent, metallic humming

Before cleansing water rushes

Into open hands, offering an oasis

To faces burnt out from sleep

Or eyes bruised red from tears.

 

At times though

They are as incapable as infants

In need of changing their rusty pipes.

They will leak

From their hinged mouths

All over the porcelain, recently scrubbed clean.

But when a faucet is most childish

Is while you lie in bed, awakened by their drip.

 


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