The Children

Your face as familiar as my own


across the table full of anger
& certainty

certain that you know


certain that I can’t possibly


my smile infuriates you

affirms, for you, my ignorance

but I do understand

in fact

both your certainty


your miscalculation

I remember

this righteous rage

This indestructible invincibility


Being 18…19…21…

I am not indifferent

I smile solidarity

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