"Look what you've done to your only son. LOOK what you've done."
    I lay with my spine exposed without a whimper.
    Yeh I guess I asked for it. Mom said that all he wanted was to see you cry. I said I apologized. Well and then when I was to go for the switch I brought back a rotten branch. I didn't even have a chance to get a better switch. Straight to the belt.
    But I guess I asked for it. I shot with a BB gun a cardinal out of a dogwood tree. This when we lived in Virginia. And then I chopped the dogwood tree down to make a bridge over a gully for my Chibi minibike. To hide the evidence. When evidently these were all tools and things that my father had given me.
    That's why I didn't cry.