Of Being Fathers

For WM

There is a sudden urgency
among my things – my son
is here – my youngest – not
an ours – he brings his cold

& sniffles [tested okay] – to
sit with me [& his device is
flicked at – phone & game]
& my day is tacked toward

one of value – I interact – to
head into that thing I have
been good at – for some – a
career as a father – as other

parents bury themselves in
other parents & dismissing
fortuitousness to head into
that thing [of being fathers]