You pray he has a good day at work.
Or else you will have to hear your mother
getting punched again tonight.
And you pray she doesn’t talk too long
to the neighbours or bring dinner out too cold.
Or do anything else to annoy him tonight.
Because you really don’t want to hear the screams.
They make you wet the bed at night.
So you pray.
You pray that today, by some miracle,
he won’t come back at all.
NO CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE WITH A MONSTER
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