if you leave, i will cry

the whole house sleeps
i do not

heavy eyes and rumbling stomach
morning reaching in through cracks
all i can think about is spending money

i would cry if u left without a kiss-goodbye now i know you are not my parent

i lay thinking of chips and beans with extra beans, tea with milk and a tiny sugar

heard the door open and close without a second thought, i didn't go into work that day

the whole house empty
i sleep
i, empty

Poetry by Holly Hawgood
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Written on 2024-04-02 at 12:29

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