Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Head And Wall

Expending so much effort and energy
to convince people to perform the acts
they're paid to perform,
to coax the various parts of the
system to function as they were
designed to,
in the service of a child
who needs help,
the absolute last

She is a young woman
who wants to help people
and for that impulse
her hair was pulled and
her head was bashed into the wall
in the hospital now, she
worries about the damage
and thinks about finding something else
to do.

The boy waits in his room
under watch
his face is vacant
his body is big now
so there will likely be no understanding
he wants to be normal more than anything
and when no one's looking
he talks to the wall,
to what he sees there.

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