a riddle: killing two birds with one sports car

if a middle-aged man
of limited means
who does not pay child support
buys a sports car
with two seats,

does he make room for one child,
leave the other behind,
a duffel in the dust
to take unasked-for turns

or does he ask them each to miniaturize themselves
to become halves of each other
to simply become one
perhaps two-dimensional caricatures
that form a neat, smiling stack

or,
if that proves too challenging,
if the ache of anaesthetized fatherhood still lingers
does it turn out
that two seats
were just one seat
made for one man


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Meadow Magenta

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Another stunner from the amazing BlushPuppy!


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Charmander

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You are seriously my favorite poet in spacehey. I hope to see your name on a book someday. You have so much to share and I am here for it. 🙌🏻


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charleeeeeEeeeene thank u :'-) that genuinely does very nice things for my heart.

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docilefuct

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Damn...
I think your old man and my old man should get together and go bowling.


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oof yeah I think the club for daddy issues has many members

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