Lake Charles, Louisiana

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

Hometown

 

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,

4-year-college,

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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