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   Walk downstairs,

my stomach hurts,

I don't want to go down

too much screaming

magazines slapping table tops

Pot and pans slam into their places

I can't go down

I don't want to go down

I take a step

avoid the middle of the stair

it creaks

I step to the side

holding onto the banister

walk slowly

so they don't hear you.

seventh stair down

I can sit here

and see.

I don't want to see

too much to watch

too much to feel

too much pain in my stomach

I can't sit up straight anymore

Pull your knees to your chest

suck it in

don't cry.




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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