Rainbow Hills

 

Arlyn

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CROHN'S POEMS

THE LITTLE THINGS

It's not the big things
missing so much school
spending time in hospitals
not going to Great America with your class
No, it's a little thing
that finally broke the damn
You sit in my car crying
that you didn't get
your eighth grade T shirt
with all the graduating kids
names on it
You were absent when they ordered them
and now
you cry
"There will never be another
eighth grade T shirt
ever
in my whole life
again."
And right now
this moment
all the physical pain
all the scars
all the limitations
all
are that one shirt
that all the other kids
will wear today
and stick in their dressers
never to be seen again
It's that one
god damned T shirt
you'll never have


 

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