The Name Game

Parents name their child

While writing the beginning,

The formative chapters,

Of his biography .

They’re his.

He’s theirs.

The ability to name

Comes from authority

And power.

Friends give each other nicknames,

While writing

One another’s biographies.

Lovers give each other pet names,

While writing

One another’s biographies.

The ability to name

Comes from

Mutual reciprocal influence.

To name is to control

Whether by gentle

Good natured sheepdog

Or harsh menacing wolf.

Whether by healing forceps

Or murderous dagger.

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