Nobody Forever (Draft 1)

Nobody Forever (Draft 1)

I think by now
it’s pretty certain
that the one unprotected time
did not make a baby

so there are no little me’s
running around being sad

and I don’t know what
his Daddy would do
to kiss him and make it better

the end of a defective line
seems like a good thing
genetically, but

babies will wrap their
entire hand around
your one finger
and I would have liked that

— Douglas Gilbert