2020-01-24T02:13:52-08:00January 24th, 2020|Parenthood|

Holding hands

Face masks are sold out in the city
as everyone fears the coronavirus
and its invisible claws
scratching away at our breath

and the doomsday clock
was moved forward today
ticking towards the end of the world
the scientists say
like characters
in a novel

not to mention the rockslide
and the planes that keep crashing

my kids are scared
but not of these things

they are worried about a tidal wave
even though we don’t live
near the ocean

if we drown
can we do it holding hands

my daughter asks
as we lie in her bed
and I don’t know what else to say
but yes.

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