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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. What’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.  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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