Waterheater | Teen Ink


March 31, 2014
By NaomiHallS PLATINUM, Ventura, California
NaomiHallS PLATINUM, Ventura, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If they cut off both hands, I will compose music anyway holding the pen in my teeth." -Shostakovich

Shiver from the stares that follow you home
You take them everywhere:
home, school, market, home
Sweat from the stares at anyone but you
You take them home
to the bathtub
drown them under the leaky faucet
warm water,
cold water; a knock on the door.
The waterheater? Broken again?
Stop. Twist the knob. Turn off the voices.
Scream over the television static and whistling pots,
Yes, Mama. Again.

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