they are the beginning.
in the night.
and cell phones
when the child
Too many questions
and the parents
don't have answers,
prefer to be left alone.
And what's that?
once again blown? Daddy can't be
satisfied with dome.
Daddy has another
chick on the side, comes
and goes as he pleases.
Takes a shower
at her crib, gives his kid a PSP,
and has enough time
to spread some new diseases.
Enough to be his girl, but not enough
to be his bride. TV remote for him to click
until it is time to take a ride. Someone else
is waiting for him to arrive.
can't help but get harder. Different girl,
different life, doesn't have to
listen to the crying. Supposed
to be working the overnight shift,
but is going to give someone else
an overnight gift. Mom’s home hanging
up imaginary pictures of her dying.
take away the chills
and everything is cool,
because he pays
some of the bills.