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Seven Thoughts of a Distant Daughter

By Desiree Carrizosa





Seven

Dad forgot I was hiding under the bed from his roar of anger and yells,

Six

Dad forgot mom was holding me when he swung his metal fist into her face creating a splatter of red,

Five

Dad forgot that my brother was only ten when he push him against a mirror, shattering the glass creating another splatter of red,

Four

Dad forgot that alcohol and weed weren’t his friends but his enemies,

Three

Dad forgot that I was in a white-walled bedroom when his friend came in and touched me with his cold, rough hands,

Two

Dad forgot about me when he remarried and had my sisters, Emilia and Gianna, sisters that never seen him like I did,

One

My dad still calls, but his voice fades into the pain that he caused.



About the Author

Desiree Carrizosa, Coppin State University


Desiree Carrizosa is a junior English major at Coppin State University. After graduation, Desiree hopes to become a teacher. You can find her writing or wiping the dirt off of her face after softball practice.


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