“One Happy Family,” David Galef

by MP

The family that preys together, stays together.
                                   —motto on a church sign in Pontotoc, Mississippi

When Daddy knifed my teddy bear,
Our mommy took up drugs.
My sister raped her Barbie dolls.
Big Brother tortured bugs.
My hobby’s to expose myself
In every kind of weather.
We like that we’re dysfunctional—
It keeps us all together.

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