Accessible Poetry Metaphor

Some people like
to dress their newborns
up in cute clothes
pink frilly dresses
blue sports team shirts
funky silkscreened onesies
fuzzy footsie pajamas
with cute animal prints
maybe a lion or an
elephant or a penguin

I prefer the vulnerability
of my son’s new skin
against my chest
the bond it creates
and the risk
of warm piss
and shit
my gut

Jason Fisk is a husband to one, a father to three, and a teacher to many. He currently lives and writes in the suburbs of Chicago. His long list of employment before becoming a teacher includes working as a mental health professional in a psychiatric unit, working as a line worker in a kitchen cabinet factory, and mixing cement for a bricklayer. His website:

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