2020-11-06T13:16:17-08:00November 5th, 2020|Parenthood|

Slippery slope

She likes her dad better,
at least right now,
and I want to be mature about it
but instead I let her skip flossing tonight
to win a few points
and at first it didn’t seem like much
but I can’t stop picturing
the sugar eating away
at her teeth
like my integrity
and maybe this
is how so many bad things start
like cavities
and divorce
and war
and it will be on me
when I am in jail one day
for saying she rows
to get her into college,
for doing whatever it takes
to win her over
all because she likes her dad better,
at least right now.

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