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*Author’s Note: Poem originally appeared on AllPoetry.com


Penny for your thoughts

Quarter for your crisis

No, my daughter wasn’t kidnapped by ISIS


She’s insane you see

She’s lost her memory

She won’t get help

She fucking hates me


She thinks I took her baby

What left of it there was

She thinks I made her abort it

In the tub


Now she thinks that

The doctor is telling a tale

She won’t stay off that damn



So what should we do doc

Pray tell?

She’s had an epiphany

We’ll just tell her

She’s going to hell