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Shut the door,
You’re letting all the AC out,
Bugs are coming in the damn house,
Close it now,

Do you think this is a game,
Your delirious quirks bringing shame to this house,
Read a book,
Any book,

My sweet autumn child,
A pale reminder of what the elements can do,
Reduced to twigs on the ground,
Ground under the feet of the unconcerned,

Run away little boy,
The men are coming,
They’re full of anger for what you've done,
You gotta take your licks,

All alone now huh,
Isolated in the dark,
No one can save you now,
The wolves can smell your fear,

Blood-bathed spectacle,
Punishment always comes for you,
No matter how hard you run,
Slammed shut.

Aspiring Fantasy author. The more we lean into our complicated lives, the better the stories.

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