Conversation with my Son, Christopher

Christopher asked me this morning what’s my favorite African animal and I told him I wasn’t sure I didn’t have a favorite and I told him he was my favorite Christopher.

 He said what other  Christophers are there?
 I said there’s Christopher Robin.
But he’s not an African animal in fact he’s not even real.
I said how do you know he’s not real?
Because he’s a made up character.
I said how do you know African isn’t made up?neither one of us never been there.
he said because people talk about it National Geographic all the time.
I said people talk about Christopher Robin all the time.
How do  you know National Geographic isn’t made up?
you’ve never been there either.
Everybody knows Africa is real. Christopher Robin is made up.
Centuries ago everybody knew the sun went around the earth the earth centered universe in fact if you didn’t believe that they were inclined to kill you.
Dad you’re so annoying.

About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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