Slip of a Man
Heredity’s not all it’s made out to be.
Some fall a bit far from the family tree.
Though his father is heavy, he’s a slip of a man
who dines on fine china while dad eats from the pan.
He’s a Jane Austen reader and a Volkswagen fan
while his old man likes football and drives a Ram Van.
Though the elder’s been known to go off on a binge,
when offered a drink, his son pours just a tinge—
a small drop of rum in a glass full of Coke—
a drink that his dad considers a joke.
Not at all like his father, he walks his own walk.
I guess you could say “a slip off the old block.”