A Poem To The "Fathers" Who Are Nonexistent
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A Poem To The "Fathers" Who Are Nonexistent

Thanks, dad, for showing me what I DON'T want in my boyfriend, husband, or father of my child.

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A Poem To The "Fathers" Who Are Nonexistent
Serena Torres

An argument arose,

poisonous words pierced my ears.

Suddenly,

the flipped table catapulted dinner.

Startled and afraid I asked,

why my dad was a monster?


Promised a day at the zoo

Faithful in my “dad”,

I waited on the steps.


Hours passed.


I lost hope.

Looking back now,

It was a disguise.


Growing up with emails between us;

“How’s school?”

“How much money?”

We were business partners.

A coward, not a dad,

The donor who helped make me.


You’ve been uninvolved,

uninterested,

and nonexistent

for 15 years.


I can live the rest just fine.

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