Parental Figure

Dear mom, 


I try so hard to forget you exist

though i cant help but remember

the way you drank your beer

or lit your cigarette

or introduced me to a new boyfriend

each time I got used to the last

I try so hard to believe you

when you say you miss me

though i can't help but wonder what exactly it is you miss

the defeated look in my eyes

each time you spit your drunken words at me?

the way i pushed myself against the wall

each time you walked in my direction?

or the way i told you i loved you every day

despite the fact that you didn't say it back?


sincerely, your daughter

This poem is about: 
My family


Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741