My Son Smiles at Me and Tells Me That I am Adorable—Wea’ve Written Weekly

There is a thin line between adorable and annoying

Watching a young child standing in front of his mother

Hands raised to be picked up in line at the bank

While she sorts through her purse to find her deposit.

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There is a thin line between adorable and disgusting

Getting sloppy kisses from the floppy eared puppy

That stole you heart in the Walmart parking lot

Before you knew of his appetite for fresh cat shit.

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There is a thin line between adorable and unsettling

Knowing that the bald mouse pups in the pet store

Are about half as likely to grow into adult mice

As they are to be frozen alive for use as snake food.

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I wrote this poem in response to the Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt on Skeptics Kaddish. This week’s prompt poem is “Manilla” by Michelle Navajas. If you would like to read the poem or participate in the prompt visit the post here: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/07/20/w3-prompt-12-weave-written-weekly/

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