Read Poem: Less of a Man, by Tierra Martin

Fatherless, Fatherless
How unfortunate for me, my first heartbreak was my father to be.
Fatherless, Fatherless
Yeah that was we, you damn sure aren’t blind so don’t act as if you can’t see.
Fatherless, Fatherless
Thinking and repeated blinking while sinking in these deep cry’s, when a child 197 miles seemed like a lifetime away.
Fatherless, Fatherless
Made time to bring more lives into the world while neglecting the ones already existing.
Fatherless, Fatherless
It was your duty so explain why your choosiness became such a crime.
Fatherless, Fatherless
When you come to the realization, I’ll be too elevated to allow your ignorance to fly…