Jacob Lawrence, "Mothers and Fathers Work Hard to Educate Their Children" (1943)
Jacob Lawrence, Mothers and Fathers Work Hard to Educate Their Children. (1943)
Can a Game Be Literature?

Mark's Pages

June 11, 2003:

He drove a Porsche, but he wouldn't make his child support payments.

I pointed that out to him once. He laughed his defensive, sardonic, dismissive laugh, saying, "I have to drive that car. The guys I sell to won't respect me if I don't."

There's a picture of us together. I'm wearing my green, gray and white football helmet, holding a toy tommy gun he'd given me for xmas. Tree with tinsel behind us. He's squatting, to be my height, looking into the camera. He looks... Proud.