February 14, 2021.
you're all invited

my pity party

i walked into that food city
wearing platform boots
and a hood covering my bad haircut
and i made every face sour and be forced to look

i visited the lobsters in their tank
threw a few bags of rainbow balloons in the buggy
with a bag of potato chips and some vanilla ice cream
and if anyone asks, i'm throwing myself a pity party

i bought myself a buttercream frosting cake
and before i left, i broke a few dollars for spare change
and used it on the claw machines
trying to get anything that looked possible for me

i needed to win at least one stuffed animal
so i had someone else to blame
i'll say i had an absolutely ravenous guest over
and they ate over half the cake in only one day

Poetry by aidan haskel
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Written on 2021-02-14 at 11:21

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
You adroitly describe a character with a very creative of masking loneliness. Fine writing!