2020-01-18T11:36:22-08:00January 18th, 2020|Parenthood|

A lip zipper

He is so mad at his dad
that he stops for few long seconds
as his face gets redder
before he summons
the meanest thing he can think of

I wish a lip zipper was a real thing
and I could make you stop talking

he yells the last part
and stomps outside

where the cold air
does its instant trick
like water on hot coals

his tears fall without a sound
into the snow
as we walk to his class
and he uses my phone
to call his dad
where he does their goodbye ritual
into the wind.

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