By Way of Explanation

The Penis Chronicles presents, “By Way of Explanation.

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“Hmm? What?”

The four year old yells, “mom call the man, call the man!”

My husband looks askance. The four year old leaves off his “call the man” chant to press his face against the window and yell, “There’s Steve, there’s Steve.” The seven year old leaps from the breakfast table to join the window chant. Anybody else looking would see only various forms of vegetation. My husband rolls his eyes skyward.

By way of explanation, “the man” is any delivery or service person. “Steve” is an evergreen tree the seven year old named before giving it to me for mother’s day.

By Shari Marshall – 2018