i didnt want you to leave…
you said once the house was never clean.
i’ll clean, i promise. just dont go.
the screen door slammed shut behind you.
down the long rocky driveway
the dust never seemed to settle.
you said that supper was never on time.
i dont even know how to cook. but i can try.
i burned the pan. screen door.
you said we didnt do well in school.
algebra is hard.
i cant seem to write well crafted essays.
my teachers say i talk too much.
damn my mouth.
my equations that dont work.
damn that squeaky screen door.
damn all of those rocks in the driveway.
damn all of that dust that wont settle after 14 years.
there isnt a thing you can do to make a person stay…
when all they want to do is leave.