Dad didnâ€™t come home again tonight
He says he is always busy at work
Yet, he stumbles through the front door
Smelling of Svedka and shame
I guess tonight is different
There is no shattering from the kitchen
No muffled screaming
Mom doesnâ€™t have watery eyes
Sparky isnâ€™t walking around with a limp
Tonight is different.
Iâ€™ll sleep just fine.