it’s an equilibrium, according to Webster’s
the juxtaposition, maybe
betwixt one side or the other
one challenge and the next
a decision and a dictate
wants and needs, you know
parental dilemmas we often find
the coordination of requests
where we could create anger
or resentment, or happiness
in every answer, or all
so we drive along, debating
after the phone call, deliberating
whether we did right
whether we struck the right