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Green Peppers

Originally published in LLL of Western Pennsylvania’s PennsyLLL Points West, Spring 2000

It was the last time I saw you
Before you knew you were a daddy.
I had gone to the doctor
To confirm what I already knew
And I said I’d honk if it were true.

So there I came honking and honking.

Into the driveway
And you were watering
The green peppers.

And you said,
Well, what did the doctor say?”
As you stood there staring at me
Before you knew for sure.

And I just started to cry
Standing there with my baby magazines
And development charts and diaper coupons
From the doctor’s office.

And there you were going to be daddy
With the hose still running
Holding me who was going to be mommy
At last.

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