On Wondering If We Should Have Another Child

In the story,
the dark wizard cleaves his soul
and secrets the sliver
into some unsuspecting object.

To do it, even once,
takes unspeakable power.

It is meant to be security,
for should his body die,
this piece of him
would live on. But

it is also
a constant terror.

For there, out
now in the world,
is a fragment
of his very self,

and should it be
destroyed –

But no, no poem can stand that,
much less a man –

So it seems, perhaps, safer
to create a second piece -
but does that halve
the jeopardy, or double it?

Even the old texts
do not say.

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3 responses to “On Wondering If We Should Have Another Child

  1. In for a penny, in for a pound. Go for it! :-)

  2. Or have three…the math is unimaginable ….

  3. And the mystery…more.

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