Who has time for a nervous breakdown
when stacks overflow the plate?
He told me he couldn't remember the last time
you spoke to him without slurred speech.
To think, the only reason I made it this far
was to save that which you threw away;
now I'm trying to dig out of this hole,
but I'm afraid you dug it too deep.
Yet, it seems you refuse to acknowledge
that which is too painful to see.
Cover the mirrors and race from sobriety
while our boy hides his missing teeth.
When asked why he deprives the tooth fairy,
he told me to keep the money
and use it to pay the bills.
"I know you didn't cause it, Dad,
but please get us out of this mess."
So keep your 2AM I love yous
and stop worrying about the company I keep;
it's only our children and they deserve better than this
no matter how you choose
to see it.