I’ll Keep Trying

I don’t know
what it’s like
to have a mother.

I don’t know
what it’s like
to have a father.

The earthly parents I have
just don’t play their parts.

My father still doesn’t know
how to be a father.
Excuses all day.

And my mother uses her
past experiences as a disability.
Lacks motivation to help herself.

I’ve tried with them.
And tried again and again.
Same outcome every single time.
Still I will keep trying to get to know them.