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fatpanda

India

ugh

Message to Readers

i love my mom, please don't take this the wrong way

that kind of a demon

November 30, 2018

PROMPT: In the House

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a still atmosphere
full of tension
yet
eerily calm.

she sits by the fire
knitting a sweater
humming a song
(the coast looks clear).

a small girl emerges
timid and scared
afraid she'll pull the trigger 
again

afraid the the 
"warm" milk
will scorch her tongue
again.

her mother seems so
peaceful
it's hard to believe
her skin is
a monster's graft.

a small heart thuds
as her mother turns around
to face her

velvety words pour out
laced with sugar
and the girl replies
happy, the monster is supresssed
but
worried that
it'll leap out again.

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  • Dmoral13

    Peer review sent!


    6 months ago