The throwaway men

Don’t ever pet the lions at the zoo.

Gérard Mclean
Aug 20, 2020 · 1 min read
Photo Dušan Smetan via Unsplash

“What do middle-aged men do after their kids have grown up?” she asked me bluntly.

“Mostly keep busy, waiting to die,” I quipped as I searched her crystal blue eyes set in the smooth, twenty-something face, not brave enough to ask why she wanted to know.