parents; abandonment; finished; leaving; alcohol drinking drugs
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Daddy is drinking again. Mama is too. Sister and brother, too little to understand. I'm eight, aren't I little, too? Hard ground, river roaring as daddy is snoring. When do we sleep in a house with a real bed?
Everything was different. I come home from school, he isn’t there. I go to make dinner, he isn’t there. Sometimes I get lucky and he’s sitting in his chair.