Lake Charles, Louisiana

by Mary "Emma" | April 6, 2018
Poetry Contest 2018



Born unwilling.

Silence, isolating.

Keep moving.

64 crayon pack,

hand-me-downs in a trash bag,

Porch with confederate flag.

Keep moving.

Feel fat,

Secret tat,

Parental combat.

Keep moving.

Peers, diabolic,


Young alcoholic.

Keep moving.

Free love,

Not enough,

Marriage, too young.

Keep moving.

Neighborhood, gilded,

Children, inconvenient,

Divorce, undecided,

Keep moving.

Is there more to life?

White picket fence,

A trophy wife,

Superficial town,

Comfortable mind.

My hometown,

A small mind.

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