the living end

baby boy child just hit baby girl child 
but mama will not intervene 
mama is too busy making mellow dreams frim corncob 
and papa will not heal the hurt 
for papa does not know he's papa 
where he's parked in one dark corner 
taking in a drop of sunshine

perhaps george washinton 
upside down on a dayglo wall 
will speak the words to soothe the wounds 
and lead the children from their pain 
to some safer, softer game


© Arenson Paul 2016