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Today, the Poetic Asides prompt was about writing a service poem.

I do so love irony.

“Orderly Service”

Alone in the sterile room, the mother thought about how this began. She had obediently answered questions. How many children do you have? Two. Whatโ€™s your monthly income? $10.25/hr, 17 hours a week. How will you pay rent this month?

Sign here if you want the State to go after the father for child support. ย She signed.

He was served.

She wondered how long it would take for the physical scars to heal. At least now the State was providing health care.

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