I wonder what sort of child we’ll make

I wonder what sort of child we’ll make.
Will he be clumsy and good for good’s sake?
Will she be clever and write on the walls?
Will he hate mushrooms and long telephone calls?
Will she greet every stranger she meets?
Who’ll be the one to quicken his heart beats?
Will she pick up her clothes from the floor?
Will he have respect for the law?
I wonder what sort of child we’ll get,
our little bundle of karma and kismet.

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I am a writer and photographer (look up my work on www.shootcake.com) based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have an MA in Creative Writing from the university currently known as Rhodes. My writing accolades include winning the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize and the 2020 Ingrid Jonker Poetry Prize for my debut collection, Zikr.

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