“You wouldn’t know how to be a man,
because you’re not a man.”
“Well, you’re wrong.” I said,
“I was too young to understand,
but my dad taught me everything
about what a man’s supposed to be.
I’m going to do my duty—
whatever that turns out to be,
I don’t care if I’m ever important or famous
or even in charge—
I’m just going to do what is necessary.
That’s what I learned from my dad.
I’m an independent contractor,
and I bake cookies.
We’re both so amazingly smart.”