Why Are You Leaving?

Because my mom worked all those years. Because my dad climbed all those hills.

Because my mom worked all those years
And my dad climbed all those hills
Because I had no group of peers
And we’re on the outside, still

Because our child deserves better
And we can’t get there from here
Because Land’s End and a letter
And no one wants to hear

Because I often sing
And we seldom have any fun 
Because “I’ll let you know if I hear anything” 
And they gave it to the boss’s son

And the price went beyond reason
Because monetized and under-funded
And then I stopped believing
Because the haunted and the hunted

Because they say we’re the wrong people
And the right people are in the wrong place
Because Hotel California
And such a lovely face

By E.M. Stonestreet

Bestselling author, award-winning actor, pretty good dad.