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The Change

I’ve always admired my dad.
He works like santa’s elves to make sure there’s a way to pay bills.
He tells jokes
and tickles me,
all for a smile.
He’s the most perfect dad a little girl could ask for for
But of course
things change.


I was 12 when I realized my parents faked their happiness
I found my dad in the rain,
crying
screaming
hopeless
gasping for air.


Five years ago,
I learned who my mom was.
As I laid in bed that night,
crying
thinking
wondering
I wanted to know what changed.
I hoped my mom would open my door,
I hoped she’d rescue me from my nightmare.


When she finally opened the door,
I felt so relieved.
But not for long.
She wasn’t telling me everything would me be alright,
she came to tell me that she’d see me in a couple days.
She kissed my forehead and walked away.
My heart tore out as she closed the door behind her.


5 years ago everything changed.
And sadly,
It wasn't for the best.




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