Brussels, Belgium: Sacha De Keizer (on the left in the photo) grew up negotiating a French home life and a Flemish school life. Additionally she found herself acting as “a third wheel” confidant in her parents deteriorating marriage.
 
They divorced, and and she lost her family, her home, and even her loyal dog Happy. She says, in an understatement, there was “Collateral Damage.”
 
For me everything that is family
Is my house and my dog
She is the only one
who went through it all with me
I am the third wheel in the marriage
There was collateral damage

My walls are covered with drawings
I wrote everything I felt
The house is still there
But I don’t live anywhere
 
For me everything that is family…
 
My dog was in the middle
I was fighting for her sake
It was time to put her down
Don’t have to fight anymore
 
For me everything that is family…
 
It was all screams and shouts
Throwing objects banging doors
Loud rock is very useful
When you’re hiding in your room
 
For me everything that is family…
 
Don’t talk about feelings
Like a bomb contained inside
They won’t ask me questions
If I fake a pretty smile
 
For me everything that is family
Is my house and my dog
She is the only one
Who went through it all with me
I am the third wheel in the marriage
There was collateral damage

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