God duty – April 7


Why did you take

my daddy away,

he asked me


I didn’t, I told him

but with my God

collar on I was

the one who


had to tell him

that his daddy

was gone


after he’d blown

his head off with

a shotgun.



God keeps us safe

my daughter said

with her perfect reasoning


you’re my daddy

you keep us safe

you’re God.


No I said, taking my

collar off, we have

a deal going


God keeps your mom

and me safe and

we keep you safe.


at least I pray

that’s the way

it is.


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