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By , Pittsfield, PA
I'm sorry, Daddy.
I forgot to do the dishes.
You had every right to be angry.
But you didn't have to hit me,
Not on the face,
Not where the teachers can see.
I know you're mad at Mommy for leaving us.
I am too. Why couldn't she take me
with her?
But the teachers still ask. And I still lie.
You say school is pointless for me.
Since all I'm gonna be
Is a waitress.
You tell me all I need for that is a good memory. To remember orders.
But sometimes I can't remember, Daddy. Sometimes I forget things.
Like the dishes.
I was busy writing a letter to Mommy.
But I got distracted.
Trying to figure out heaven's address.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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AugustSummerFlingThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 9:03 pm:
This was beautifully written and the emotions are so rare and innocent... First I thought that the mother left them as in... Something like a divorce or break up... The last line though so utterly simple was filled with such intensity! So touching and moving.. Keep writing :)
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