Family Tree

by Kashaf Ghumman

Baba, you made a mistake.
Look, you ended it at me and Adam
But baba I have no place in the ranks
Of fathers of fathers of fathers of fathers
So before you spread the canopy of these branches forward
You will have to cross out my name
And bury me under the roots
Because sons beget sons
And I am not one.

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May 15th, 2019

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