parenthood (20171001)

kronos signed his name
to the application
turned it in
still attached to the clipboard
though it fit awkwardly
in the inbox

the social worker
looked over the form
he thought how much
this looked like the dmv

–all government offices are the same

she looked up at his mutter
and he coughed, covering his mouth

–this says here
that you’ve been a father
before. can you explain
why you want to adopt?

he looked into the
shadowed corner behind her
in the small office


18 thoughts on “parenthood (20171001)”

      1. And when you look at the plastic colonnades and fanlights that adorn some catalogue homes, you realise that not even the architecture changes that much.

  1. I read this early this morning and let it roll around in my brain throughout the day, wondering how much of your allusion is about time alone or about the mythology. Both, I suppose. Enjoyed it in a strange sort of way 🙂

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