Weekend Dads Whirlwind

By Dominic Loise

Beware the weekend dads dressed 
in Saturday faux cool with weaved fedoras 
and ironic t-shirts keeping their snowflake 
kids from melting down as they breeze through 
old city neighborhoods on their day off 
a roaming buddy parent without 
discipline leaving behind them a 
rolling storm of rumbling gentrification 
with cherubs tore up shelves and 
parents raising real estate taxes 
leaving long established businesses
boarding up in their wake

Dominic Loise is open about and advocates for mental health awareness, as seen with his essay writing for F(r)iction. Dominic’s poetry has appeared in multiple journals, and he was a finalist in Short Editions’ “America: Color it in” contest. Find him on Twitter and Instagram.

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