Raised with a turned back and a clenched fist
One of which almost sent me to the dentist
A nice use of imagery by Kembe X as he is depicting his father as a very cold and abusive person. Often times when he would go to his father for help or support while growing up he would be met with his father’s “turned back”, a euphemism for his father’s disinterested relationship with him. His father’s clenched fist is obviously implying that he was an abusive parent, made clear in the second line where Kembe states that his father nearly sent him to the dentist due to punching him.
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