Book 42

Page 17

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In my fathers image


In my fathers image I should be an ‘employer,’

but instead I am ‘the unemployed.’


In my fathers image I should be a doctor,

but instead I am in need of a doctor.


In my father’s image ‘I am not’ what is his image.


And he tells me this everyday, he somehow tells me so in everyway that,

“I am not what his image of me should be!”


And my father’s image is like a cruel form of voodoo.


And so in my fathers image,

(in my image of myself)

I slowly die.


© Written by Dominic John Gill 21/May/2006