in the genes


had he inherited father’s brains
he would never know so much
had he inherited father’s courage
he would use mother as a crutch

had he inherited mother’s trust
he would never trust another
and he would never love again
had he inherited love from mother

had he inherited father’s patience
he wouldn’t be able to wait until later.
had he inherited mother’s estate
maybe now he wouldn’t hate her

© 1977 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by unsplash, courtesy
Daily prompt – trust


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