“My skin tone should not…

“My skin tone should not make me any better or worse when it comes to the paternal instinct, but because fathers like me are apparently extinct, I get extra praise. And for what? For doing what I’m supposed to do. From strangers. Strangers who don’t know I only get First Saturdays to Second Saturdays a month with my son, so when you see me in the streets with my little one and wanna say, ‘It’s so good seeing a father doing his job, spending that quality time…’ Don’t. Because I’m being robbed. Robbed of the greatest gift. Forced to live through pictures on an iPhone that recognize the touch of my lips more than they do my fingertips.”

Erk tha Jerk (Nobody’s Promised Tomorrow)


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