Your middle name starts with a B.
We joked about it for weeks,
Bitch, Barney, Bush, Barbie, Balls,
But today, with a brief glance
up from your driver’s license photo
(like a boy about to conquer something,
though he didn’t quite know what)
I saw your real middle name,
all in caps,
and to be completely honest
it wasn’t quite as cool
as the ones we’d made up.