Like Father Like Daughter

he said
you never sent me cards
on my birthday
or called me on
father’s day

it was the last time
we ever spoke
voices raised
spitting hateful words like
bullets
trying to out wound the
other
he was drinking his
way
through the twelve steps
and i’d finally had
enough
among the words i’d later
regret

i responded
at least i knew when your
birthday was

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