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Back at it again with some quarantine poetry

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Take a deep breath

And try to remember

That things have not always been this way


Feel the cold air on your skin

And the way the cracked wood curls

Find the beauty in this house

And the people who built it


The backyard spreads out under you

Remember the kiddie pool

The tomato garden

And the creaky swing


You were always afraid

That the spokes would come right out of the ground


The slide felt miles long

But you see now that it's just a few feet off the ground


Your favorite part was the two swings that faced each other

You and your brother laughed in each other's faces

Never wanting to come down


You never realized how truly small everything is

Because you were just as little


This staircase was invisible

Irrelevant to you

But now it's your everyday


You're scared that they're going to collapse

And you laugh about it

With a hint of truth


You were never tall enough to see over the trees

You didn't think there was anything there

But there are other houses

Other lives

Some just as torn apart

Or so it seems


Maybe they could be homes too

In times of need

Or for others

Times of love


The inside is too hot

And the outside is too cold

But for her it's just right

Because you're here


She flickers the lights and shouts up the steps

Grasping for love

Leaving her heart at the door

In the only way she knows how


You know that you worry her when you're honest

And you wonder if she'll still love you if she knew

If she'll insist that you're kidding


You drop it

Every time

Even though that's exactly what you swore you'd never do


Love me

You both shout at each other

Through soundproof doors


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