July 11, 2017
By Ink_On_Paper GOLD, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Ink_On_Paper GOLD, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” - As spoken by Atticus Finch, Harper Lee.

It's late.
I'm sitting in my room alone.
Downstairs my dog's paws scrape
The dusty wood paneling
In rhythmic beats.
Spoons clink with the delicious secrecy
Of a treasured midnight snack.
My sister's voice flows by in
Gentle hums through our shared bedroom
Wall, her friends murmuring on
The other side of her phone.
And I'm just sitting here.
Staring at the chipped paint of my
Once neon, now faded green walls.
Trying to remember what life was
Like when I was excited to
Go to sleep.
When I was excited
To wake up early the next day,
Or even to wake up
At all.

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