No Thanks Given


Not this year. Not to you. Not another year looking at your faces and seeing straight through you.

Not over dinner, not even a fat turkey. Not over drinks, and not even if you’re hurting.

Not because it may be the last, as it was 21 years in the past.

Nah, I aint doing it. Not with ya’ll ass.

Not if I’m off, because really I am. Not if you’re lost, because really you can’t.

And I can’t even look at you without being mad. I can’t even think of it without being sad. I can’t even trust you because of the past.

Not this year, not to you, not with this family. You can bet your ass!

This year, there’ll be No Thanksgiving, and No Thanks Given because I’m still bitter, and you’re not yet forgiven.

Author: inmynativescribble

A Black man trying to face fear, the past, the present, and reconcile his future.

4 thoughts on “No Thanks Given”

  1. Yeah I feel you. Its hard going to a gathering thats suppose to bring happiness but all you feel is pain and ready to slap that fool your dna is connected to. Or that person everyone in ya fam still love but your tryna let go. smh. Good job love!

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  2. That’s real talk! There are so many people that feel this way on a family oriented holiday! It’s sad too but this is awesome! I love it!

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