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Generations 3

 

I don’t know the girl

called Shut Up Arianna

her mother I know

Shut Up Ari’s mom

was called Raggedy Ho by

her mom, Stupid Bitch

Shut Up Ari speaks

like those around her whose speech

and affect are flat

Tell me: Why does a toddler have ample amounts of time to stand in the window or doorway and shout her cousin’s name? He is 10, and tired of babysitting, wants to play with other boys, his peers. Why is Raggedy Ho not engaging her daughter, not interacting with her except for Shut Up, Arianna? Is it only me, or does anyone else see something wrong with this picture?

One thought on “Generations 3

  1. I’m not sure why its harder to go fishing then it is to have children. 😦
    What’s the child do with its time when left directionless? Does it have the spark to keep going or will its soul be crushed into a conventional mold like all those around her? Doomed for the short eternity that is life.

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