TB

Birth control was not
a favorite of my Grandmother —
she had 10 children doomed
like my Father and he was abandoned.

How do you love an Orphan father
who hates you, just because

your Mother has birthed you
and never sees you
as an orphan like him,
doesn’t want to abandon you
for him, because remember…

his mother abandoned him
to the abuse of the orphanage
because she committed the crime
of having Tuberculosis and was
kept away.

He waited for her
and she never came.

They diluted the milk with water
to save money, or was it
to steal money.

So his wife
gave birth to
an outsider
who she wanted
to be an elite.

He hated THEM,
and so he destroyed
his son.