if these walls could talk

January 17, 2018
By cassidynoelle BRONZE, Telford, Pennsylvania
cassidynoelle BRONZE, Telford, Pennsylvania
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Every dish was
Strategically placed
On a shined
Marble countertop


Every treasure was
disinfected to the point
Of deterioration


The perfection was
Rotting away
From this house


Mother had to step
outside to smoke
during the family dinner


She claimed that
Work stressed her out
To the brink of madness


When she
Stepped away
Father would
Slam his hand
On the oak table


And drive away
God knows where
To meet his
Secret serpent
To give him
What Mother
Could not


Mother would return
To see our
Typically disappointed
Faces staring at our
Cold peas


Wondering where
Everything
Went sour.



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