They fed me Twinkies for breakfast

left me with crazy babysitters

who blew smudge on my face,

sat me in front of cartoons and soap operas

to suck on my dirty, ratty blanket,

drove broken down cars full of trash,

stuck me ½ naked in the sand box,

slapped long/gone mom makeup on my face


Then, Dad’s girlfriend & her red Teddy lingerie,

country songs on the radio

Stuffy, stinky, stained, brown carpets

Brother’s porno magazines in the bathroom

Ku Klux Kan neighbors down the street

Dysfunctional dog Toto w/mangy hair

Clothes that made me look like a boy

Waiting for dad to come home from three jobs


Little dolly to tell my troubles to