Monday, May 18, 2015


watching families on TV
squirming with a mix of empathy and recognition:
there's the father-turned-co-mother on TRANSPARENT
asking the youngest daughter
Would You Be Around If I Didn't Write Checks?
and there's the family on AMERICAN CRIME
that loses one member 
and finds very little in common
to want to stay in touch
with each other
no place in the world
no status you've earned at work
no nucleus of friends you've gathered
will give appropriate distance
from these words and thoughts:
didn't do enough
wish I had tried harder
why don't you love me
did more than enough
I did too much
so it's your turn now

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