some thoughts on children of divorce

you don’t fall on your ear like that 

twice

this is an argument to take a child away from his father

this is an argument that the child is in danger when with his father

this is not going to end well.

it would have been better that they were divorced

all the almost-fighting that they carried around like a silent white balloon waiting to pop

they haven’t slept together in years

he sleeps in his pickup truck in a sleeping bag for years

she sleeps with all the dogs

and their autistic son lives mostly around the couch

its just hard to know

get divorced before you have kids

but then kids will never happen for them

my wife wishes she had been married later

she was twenty