- Emmy Bitonti
So sure, I’m disappointed, but not surprised.
My 16th birthday and I can’t see anyone.
I can’t have a party
or see half of my family,
out of fear of infecting the people I love.
She’s across the country,
yet has consistently texted me
asking what she should get for my sweet 16.
But nothing arrived in the mail from her.
I got packages from my cousins and grandparents,
my friends even drove by to see me and drop stuff off.
But from her?
An empty card with “love, mom, ”
except I never seem to feel that love.