Another Day In Paradise

a baby moved in
on the second floor,
somewhere
I assume the couple is
young
considering the reputation
this apartment has

i’ve heard the crying, twice
delicate little emperor
one day will rule the world
after he developes
a more complicated language

the simplicity of crying
is lost on adults
the directness of it
negates any practical debate

need supersedes want
and that’s that

and if a girl
should not flower with thorns
she may be
uprooted
by the opportunistic crying
of lesser men

such a dalliance
to bring a child up
in this place

a commendable challenge,
i hope they are in love
truly

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.

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