Tying a Bonnet on the System

Tying a Bonnet on the System

Tying a Bonnet on the System

They’d have you believe that they never slumber
and the glossy tears they almost shed are only for you

and the faux blood they sweat in labor at a desk
is just for you and when they pull the paper rabbit out

of their biased top hat groaning with effort, it’s all for you.
When they sign with a flourish and smile for the cameras,

that too is all for you.

To soften the hit, they tie
a frilly bonnet on their newly-birthed babe

and wait for the cheering.

~~~

2017 April PAD Challenge: Day 16

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