I hope your husband treats you better
than your mom's boyfriend treated her.
I'm sorry I mentioned their violence when we fought-
a bad time to bring it up
but I guess I knew we were through.
"Best friends forever" typically lasts a year or two.
In case no one's said it,
you deserved a better childhood
than the one you had in a torn apart house
about to cave in- just like you.
I'm sorry I didn't see the hole growing around you
but my Momma made me leave the Dump
and Daddy wouldn't let me come back to save you.
You always did say I was selfish.