another level of debate

they argue back and forth
about the proverbial glass
being half empty or half full
but did their father ever flip
the dinner table over
while they were sitting at it
on a hot summer evening
jagged slivers stuck in their
5-year-old soles as they ran
to their room for cover?

Rob Plath, contrary to popular belief, is not yet under the jurisdiction of the worms. His latest book of poems Batter the Keyboard Like a Raptor Is Behind Yr Back is available from Laughing Ronin Press. See more of his work at: Read other articles by Rob.