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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.