Out of Excuses

I was exhausted by the prospect

Of explaining the inner workings of my family’s dysfunction

To my partner or any of my closer friends

Upon starting fresh, so I didn’t

But it became obvious

When we visited my mother

And she asked us if our dog had fleas

Banished him to the basement

Refused to share her chocolate

And gave several long monologues

Without asking me a single question

And everyone important

Saw me cry in my brand new dress

after my father walked out

In the middle of my most recent graduation

Now, if I have to start again

I wont need an explanation

My partner and my closer friends

Are my family

Outside of that, theres nothing left

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