arrested development

daddy’s ashamed        of his little boy        knows his obsession is unhealthy     has known it all these years     offered to pay for therapy   suggested medication    is proud of sonny’s work    but cringes at the lengths and depths he has      sunk to   cringes at the foot of this pedestal  of sonny’s worship     daddy’s ashamed       blames himself       some       wonders if they ever can repair    what’s broken      wonders whose side of the family   this mental illness   came from      i raised him in fantasy   was it all those tricks, he wonders        sure pops          tricks

About lindalou5150

as exercise or exorcism, i write...for the eyes of others, for my eyes and heart only, for the love and the rage, i release the gamut of tell the truth and say what's often thought but not written...
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