I’ve been pushed into a slot
For tying my hair a different way
For having other things to say
Things I don’t want to hear I don’t
They think I should look at what they look at
I glimpse something else around the corner
Success is all they see
Their neat and tidy boxes, with labels on the outside
Money in a safe, a stainless steel life
I see a wall, they’ve built around them
Made of everything they’ve lost
Lucia O’Corozine is a 14-year-old homeschooler from New Paltz, New York. She loves to draw, write poems and speak Italian. Her favorite Italian word is “cielo,” meaning sky.
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