Single Mother

Necessity has reared many strapping boys-
among her sons not only Invention with
his scared hands and nervous tick,but also
Lie of the watery tongue and slick hair,
and count in that host of hardy men
the tricky twins Expedience and Error,
who urge with one toothy mouth
and apologize with another.
I've only heard of one girl among the kids,
some runty thing with braces called Hope,
who sits in the corner and reads.

Gary C. Wilkins

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