• stonefoxkneesocks posted an update 3 years, 9 months ago

    shaken:

    my father’s skin is armor; tan and tough year after year
    wrinkled only from life’s work, no lines from laughter, pain, or fear
    only once did he break through, the day I taught him grief exists
    he knelt sobbing at my bedside; zip ties chained my bandaged wrists.