I say this about fathers
I had one
He was smart and funny
He loved my mother but
Had not much interest in children
My mother told me so when I was a kid
When I said, daddy is nicer to me than you are
She said, he’s not that terrific
He didn’t even want you.
So, maybe he wasn’t that terrific
Maybe he was a little tepid about me
Now that I think about it.