The Inevitable Battle
—a poem by Scott Wozniak

The Inevitable Battle

My 9-year-old son,
who has taken
to writing
and drawing,
has a set of pencils
with gold words
that read,
“Weapons of mass

I can’t help
but think
that my pens,
which I’ve always viewed
as WMDs,
will one day
be involved
in a bloody conflict
with those pencils.

Scott Wozniak is a poet/chaos enthusiast living in Oregon. His works are widely published both online and in print. His first full length poetry collection, Crumbling Utopian Pipedream (2017), will be released later this year by Moran Press. To track his endeavors, follow @sewozniak on Twitter.