Beating My Heart Broken
Thomas Merton Brightman
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When
Dad got mad
He beat me

When
Dad beat me
Mom got mad at Dad

When
Mom got mad at Dad
He beat me

When
Mom stayed mad at Dad for beating me
Dad stayed mad

When
Dad stayed mad
He beat me

Then
Mom got mad at me
For her being mad at Dad

She beat me…

Her beating
The worst of all
Beating my heart broken

Now…

No safe place
No safe space
No safe person