Remember the first time

your kid gets dumped and

 

the way he plays that hate

song over and over and

then again      After he’s trashed

 

his boyhood bedroom – 

ripped down posters

and thrown his piggy bank,

torn up the teddy bear

 

you bought him before he

was born and you were 

the victim of a phone

 

call. No, I don’t think

I love you any

more or any

less. And how

 

your son crying

on the floor hurt

you more.

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