Neat


that’s how you always wanted

my room–neat.

i never thought i would grow up

to do that on my own–be clean,

organized. it relieved

anxiety i didn’t know i had.

but you were teaching me,

all these years,

showing me what i needed

to know.  responsibility. no wonder

i have so many characters

who are so driven by obligation.

but i wanted their personalities

to be messy, like me.

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My life is one of words. I am a scribbler, whose thoughts are best expressed through adjectives and phrases and punctuation marks. I would not go so far as to call myself a writer, although many would disagree. I’m characterized more by my unfinished works and half-embodied ideas, scraps of stories and parts of poems. Maybe one day I’ll be a writer, but I’m okay with being a scribbler right now. It fits my personality and style, and best expresses my aims. I’m not trying to create some lofty version of literature. I’m just a kid blogging about life. View all posts by thefreescribbler

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