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Happy Father's Day Poem!

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(True Story, incidentally)

I’m just a baby.
Bitchin’ about a diaper condition
While you feed your addiction
in the kitchen
in the Bowery
in the shared flat
off East 2nd

Dad, you have an affliction
My buddhist junkie supervision
Your denial
is self-righteous perfection
Even after Mom left you
with your “artistic conviction”
(she said it was drug-fueled constriction
and escaped New York and your jurisdiction)

Your dereliction
is measured in miles (we got to Seattle)
We didn’t leave you;
You gave us an eviction.
Drugs and art and galleries and meditation
(wife and child was the last consideration)
And for what?
Did you perfect your expression?

No, your life was all fiction.
Then you died.

We found out about it later
and thought about it for a while.

 
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Did you write this?
It’s pretty good.
It has great flow, in poem form, while telling a story.
That’s more difficult than most people think.

 
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Thanks! Yeah, I wrote it this morning while drinking my coffee.

 
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Uh… it’s interesting. Gotta ask… why? Father’s Day is in June, lol.

 
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Well, why a poem? Why on Kongregate? Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.

Shit, I don’t know.