here sits the man who told me there was no God, but he’s believing in a voo doo doll

4 Aug

Honestly, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I sat at the kitchen listening to the adults. Bob’s sister, “our ex- Step Aunt” was talking about her husbands arrest, affairs, abuse, and the ruin of her life. She had a shoe box in front of her, and inside was a voo doo doll that she made of her exhusband. She used his hair from a brush that belonged to him, and fabric from his clothes. She stuck pins all through it and was detailing for her audience, all the bad things that would be happening to him. They lapped it up, like she had some special power to punish him.She wanted to put her shoebox/ doll up in her brothers attic. At least his attic was no longer ours, he had his own attic in his own house. He left our mom  for a twenty six year-old black women, bought a toupee and convertable. I thought that was a bad combination, the toupee and convertable.  His girlfriend seemed to have some info on voodoo, from relatives in New Orleans. I stared at my ex step father and thought here sits the man who told me there is no God, but he’s believing in a voodoo doll.  They all were, but not one believed in God.

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