daddy doesn't have a daughter
he lost her to the woman who
cuts her hair short, dyes it black,
swears and smokes cigarettes
she's a fast train to an early death

their relationship is cold,
unforgiving, and unapologetic

he lost her to his own father,
who wasn't apart of either of their lives,
yet he and daddy are so much alike;
cheating to get ahead in their own families
daddy has a daughter, but at the same time
he doesn't love her and she isn't his child
she's just a factor in his game,
who he abandons and picks up at will

daddy doesn't have a daughter,
he has a moldable, plastic girl