The father says, Jump.
by Mischa Andriessen
Will you catch me? asks the son.
Up on the sideboard the son hesitates
jumps, is caught
climbs back on the sideboard.
says the father. The son jumps
hits the ground hard.
You didn't catch me, the son screams.
Why not? Yes, says the father, Why not?
Translation: 2017, David Colmer