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There was a metal door
between his office and me
and sometimes I'd drive

cars into it. It was a garage,
before. Then, filled with
communion wafers,

hidden in desk drawers
like buried treasure,
sacraments for nosy girls.

When outside he finds
the holy departed, he
calls me for a plastic bag.

He picks up my cat,
wracked with rigor mortis
Daddy gives no eulogy.

But calmly he hands us an offering,
repeating the Psalm,
"Why don't we get some ice cream?"
My Daddy is a minister. He taught us to be good.
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leyghan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Those last three verses are everything! :heart:
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KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   General Artist
Congratulations on the DLD, lovely! This piece was quite something special. :clap:
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KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   General Artist
:huggle:
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Ad-Kins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
This is gorgeous. It's so strikingly different from the Sylvia Plath poem by the same name, yet none the less beautiful and haunting.
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KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aha, I wondered (and slightly feared) that comparison. Well, I'm no Plath, but then my father isn't either. Thank you so much.
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
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KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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afreewaylunatic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Wow I just love these poems. I remember the incident you are writing about, although I wasn't there. Childhood...your dad
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