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dueling parents

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dueling parents

one starts by talking about 
what they did on the weekend,
subtly sliding in the name of their
kid &
the bragging rights get pulled
just as quickly as the pistol at
high noon in a 
spaghetti western---
the dueling parent
pulls their own kid from their
holster &
begins to blab about how amazing
s/he is,
whilst the other parent is trying
their best to out-do 
what this kidslinging parent
has already done---
with bull*****bullets flying,
mixing fact with fiction,
making these innocent kids out
to be the best human beings that
ever walked the face of this
planet,
so that the parents of these kids
can float away 
with their over-inflated egos &
the rest of us in the room
get to watch & listen,
wondering the whole time if that
is the real reason that they 
had them in the first place.

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