Sissy Pigtail

 

Mother measures her waist in razor wire

hoping to get one more wind

Daddy has a bat

He swings it so hard

defending a territory he cannot define

Jr. has one hand on a joy stick

He has bashed his head in the TV Screen

At least he knows his place

Sissy is in pink ribbons costume bows and dress

In the back yard screaming Birthday Birthday

And pointing to a whole in the ground

oh what shall we do with these bitter mirrors of mothers

who died for kitchen alchemy

Fathers fought beasts we dare not call

No house will ever span wide enough

To keep us from cutting ourselves on each other

Mother measures her waist in razor wire

Daddy has a baseball bat

Jr’s bleeding war out of his eyeballs

Sissy’s in the backyard screaming

Birthday Birthday

And pointing at a whole in the ground

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