Do you understand me?

I don’t understand you

Do you understand me?

Tears stream down my face

Screams rip from my throat

Bitter resentment claws through my chest

As I watch the liquor slide down your neck

Do you understand me then?


Blood flows from my temple

Mixing with the salt water

That has stained my cheeks

Pain and Agony pulls me to my knees

As you plunge the knife

Up through my ribs

Do you understand me then?


You do not.

I know that now

I am no longer four years old

So sweet beloved Father

Pick up the bottle

Take another swig

Throw another punch

Launch another kick

For now I know

You don’t understand me

But I understand you