My Time

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When the sky dries her eyes

and ties a bow around her hips,

a kid tells their father,

"I'm going out to play outside".

As they slip on a pair of

black boots

a muttering ear-warmer says

"won't you be lonely without me?"

As they splash into a

brown puddle

a cursing squared-shirt says

"study more or you'll be poor".

As they climb over a

white fence

a bellowing righteousness-wearer says

"what have you done for the world today?"

The next day, the kid wets their eyes

and bleeds a page with all they're supposed to do.

A line sits half-scrubbed

at the bottom of the page,

Have fun & love me.

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