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October 2018, vol 14 no 3

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Lori A. Minor

high school never ends

I don’t make friends easily. I’m socially awkward. The entire church was invited to my Sweet Sixteen and only the pastor came. It’s like people can smell the stench of my mental illness from miles away. Even now I don’t get invited places and no one comes to my art shows or gatherings.

birthday candles
I try to hide
my darkness