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   Beyond the protection of the playdough worn kitchen,

and Mom humming lullabies in the dark room,

there is another universe.

A frightening world

of strange smelling green leather seats,

and tennis-shoed Big Kids who can spell

"M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I."

A world enclosed by cardboard block towers,

and circles of carpet remnants

spread out for Story Time.

A world where letters are people,

and graham crackers are hoarded

in linty pockets.

A world of a single-file lines,

and "Indian-style" sitting circles.

A world where your blankie is not welcome

and Mr. Teddy must wait until Show and Tell.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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d.l.breaux said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm
This is really clever! I like it :)
 
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