Conditions of Surrender

As he takes back
the relationship
for the fourth time
in the last ten years,
you just numbly sigh
and wish he’d learned
how the whole
fatherhood thing
worked.

But his ego
ruins everything,
so maybe it’s
for the best.

No more trying
to toe the line.

No more being
a hostage
to his whims.

There’s not even
anger
this time.
Just pity.
He just doesn’t know
what he’s doing.

But ignorance
is no excuse.

-GD Butler

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