suffer the little children

Some children must carve out a life under silence

undercover, between the pages of books,

and scribbled notes. Some children with the wrong voices

and the wrong feelings must carve out a life from the skin

on their arms or legs, hide behind images,

thrive behind Expectations and no one listening.

.

Some children grow up and move away

or move inside or choose a blade or load a gun

or swallow pills or murder other children

with no remorse. Then we cry and wonder

and curse them in our sleep.

 

4/o/17

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