inheritance

my father turns old doors into tables,
overcooks zucchini,
thinks he knows everything

i cut milk jugs into pots for tomato plants,
can’t keep a room clean,
and, ah, act like i know everything

we are both very quiet sometimes
we both get red-faced and chatty when we drink

some things you just have to laugh at
and accept
and even learn to love
because they are yours.

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