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today
we were asked
to draw our houses
so i did

with the
crumpled piece
of paper
i was sitting on

and the 8
crayons
i stole
from mary


i drew my house


my house
has a red gate
to keep away
the neighbor's dog

so i learned
to sneak outside
so that
i could pet it

my house
has doors
that are
always unlocked

so i learned
to lock
myself
instead

my house
has knives
that clang
in the living room

so i learned
to back-stab
only in
my mind

my house
is the quiet one
in the neighborhood

because
we know
how to cry
inside
jztc
Written by jztc (sailoranne)
Published
Author's Note
heavily inspired by the environment and people i grew up with; the feeling of being locked away, lack of privacy, and the pressure of being happy all the time. i wrote this a few years ago and its my...
heavily inspired by the environment and people i grew up with; the feeling of being locked away, lack of privacy, and the pressure of being happy all the time. i wrote this a few years ago and its my first poem posted on this site. please leave a comment, feedback is very much appreciated!
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