divorcing a parent is a judicial process
whether you go through the court systems or not
it’s not as simple as holding a homemade funeral
burying printed out emails
and sharing a few spiteful words
painful anecdotes and reluctant admiration
for the cold, hard bitch
she still is
There are bureaucratics.
You have to divorce an entire community
and ask permissions
and be careful not to put anyone
in any awkward positions.