Poetry and artwork - Henry Denander

Condoms at the airport

While changing planes in Vienna 
I took my son to the Men’s room
and he asked me about the condom
dispenser on the wall.

“I don’t know, maybe it’s soap or
something,” I said.

I didn’t feel the time and the place
was right for going through these
matters with my eight year old son,

“No, it’s not soap”, he said, “and it
says LOVE on them.”

We had to rush to the plane and he
dropped his investigation.

Soon I will have to explain these
matters for him, though. 

But if he knows about LOVE
already, maybe it will be easy to
explain the rest.