Mom, dad, child, sibling;
This nuclear family you have in mind
no longer exists today.
Homes are mixed, split, shared
time meaning nothing to the children but
adults taking what is theirs.
Entitlement surges through moms and dads
talking about his time, her time, their time
but never about our time.
Homes no longer feel like home
but places you go to sleep, wake, and go about your day.
Not knowing who's house you will be in,
and stepparents making you feel incompatible.
There are no more yelling matches
but now there are finance matches,
who pays what, when, or where.
Why can't you just get along
and stop with all the hate?