Consequences

A man read a poem about the
life-long consequences
in the aftermath
of a mother telling
her son that she
wished he had
never been born.
A man wanted to say,
she was only kidding
(would you ever kid?),
to say, oh, she was just having
a really bad day,
to say, she
was coping with
issues from her past,
to say, her mother probably
said that to her, but,
really, she didn’t mean it
when she said that to you.
A man wanted to say,
A man wanted to save,
A man wanted,
A man….

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