Sugar Cain

Is your brother your keeper?
Is your family responsible
for your decisions
even when you’ve left them,
even when you live apart?
Must you all fight each other’s battles
after schism, division,
and civil war?

If you’re paying your own rent
have your own kids
own your own business
then are you free
from those that spawned you?

Really, when is enough too much?
When will you be free of them
and they of you?
When do you get to decide
who your family is
the family of your heart
if not the one of blood?

Most to the point,
just who is it we should call
at this wretched hour
to bail you out?

About Jonathan Berger

I used to write quite a bit more.
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