Humber Literary Review: vol. 10, issue 1

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FOR MY HUSBAND ON FATHER’S DAY for my husband on Father’s Day, reads each card I flip through for my man in late May, early June as I stand alone at the greeting card racks year after year thank you for being a wonderful father to our children, one card reads I automatically put it back so thrilled we became parents together, I shove this card back too for there is no card that sums up thank you for being a great father to your teen by your ex, not that I don’t always try to be a good stepmom not that it can ever be enough after all our IVFs failed not that your kid doesn’t already have a great mom only one of us has a holiday Father’s Day an annual gustatory adventure wherever my foodie husband wants to have dinner I’m just along for the ride as longstanding stepmother

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