Looking for a poem
July 9, 2018 2:21 PM   Subscribe

Can you identify this poem?

Poem is by a real poet (contemporary).

It's a poem about how to live a life and there is a line about parenting that says something about -- Love your kids, or do right by your kids, so when they're older they will love you, or like you, if they want to.

The phrase, if they want to is the only thing I'm sure about.

Does this poem ring a bell? Thank you!
posted by loveandhappiness to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Is it "How to be perfect" by Ron Padgett?
posted by Rumple at 2:24 PM on July 9, 2018 [4 favorites]

Yes!! Thank you Rumple!!
posted by loveandhappiness at 2:51 PM on July 9, 2018 [1 favorite]

What a wonderful poem! Thank you both
posted by james33 at 4:35 AM on July 10, 2018 [2 favorites]

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