Larry Hussey

(41 / Seattle, Washington, USA)

My alcohol-abusing Dad said 'I love you.'


After thinking about it,
my dad said 'I love you.'
In my mind, the words formed
red and white wine-colored icicles
down his chin.
The voicemail was made at around one a.m.
so it must have been a new year's resolution
that he wanted to check off right away
so he could show everybody.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Edited: Saturday, April 28, 2012

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There is an unofficial term of 'functioning alcoholic.' It means you can blame everybody else for your problems.

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