To be a Real Boy: Pinocchio

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:13 -- sri114

he wanted to be a real boy

less screws and plastic bits 

less tiny brokenness

 

he wanted to be a real boy

more thick skin and hard angles

more free of these shackles

 

he wanted to be a real boy

stitches fading into silver scars

moonlike skin and eyes like stars

 

he wanted to be a real boy

prayers no longer so strong

a nose short and limbs long

 

he wanted to be a real boy

but he and she, one in the same

she is his prison

and he has her name 

 

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