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He walks with

   his leather jacket slumped over 

   his shoulders

         and his violet backpack

         swinging violently

         from

  his shoulders.

His mouth is

  a motor,

         with constant rap lyrics flowing

         from

 his lips.

He walks up to my car:

  And pulls

      the handle;

its locked.

  His red, blue eyes stare through

         the dirty pane.

  Please, open. Help me. 

  I move my hand to help him

  He's high again.

    He's depressed again.

         He's lonely again. 

    He's high again. 

My brother--pretending he's 

  too cool

  to care

      . 

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