Hour #2 Promises to Keep

I used to misfire as much as I wanted
maybe that’s why the bang bang movies
my Dad watches is my nemesis
I jump like the bullets fired from the guns
demand to watch something funny-
that makes my tummy quake.

Like that small earthquake you felt
when you were only 8 years old

now you still jump,
even though I promise I won’t let
you
as a thirty something year old

You have a job taking care of vulnerable people
so I won’t bring the guns
out to play.
I have promises to keep.

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