They’ve plugged up their ears to muffle his mutterings.
They’re tired of his self-serving utterings.
He’s an indulgence they’d like to be shed of,
expunge from their sofa and free their spare bed of.
He thinks it’s tradition that they should take care of him,
yet they’d prefer that their house just be bare of him.
He’s a caricature of self-indulgence,
wallowing in familial abundance.
They need to be boxing his ears or possessions
and signing up for codependency sessions.
They’ve supported him well and sent him to college,
imbued him with clothes, with playthings and knowledge.
Now he needs to be kicked out to find his own life—
to be taught by experience, seasoned by strife.
Lest they make a mongrel of a fine pup,
it’s time they encourage their boy to grow up!
The prompt words today are tradition, caricature, indulgence and boxing.
FOWC with Fandango — Caricature