Wednesday 4 January 2023

Hard to say


Touching vids online of

children asking stepdads to

adopt them: they make you wanna cry.


As do children ending their teenage years

as lifers

for no one ever showed,

or dads who never were

who end it alone in housing trusts,

fans whirring

like screams.


It’s hard to say where empathy starts

and ends.

It’s hard to say

it ends at all. 







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