Peeking out the closet
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routheboat
routheboat 17 | poetry and flash fiction
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I've been in the closet for quite a while now

Peeking out the closet

I've been in the closet for quite a while now, wearing the colors

I've been in the closet for quite a while now, wearing the colors pink,

I've been in the closet for quite a while now, wearing the colors pink, lavender,

I've been in the closet for quite a while now, wearing the colors pink, lavender, and blue.

I've been in the closet for quite a while now, wearing the colors pink, lavender, and blue. It's warm and cozy in here, but the space is a little too small and a bit too dark for my taste no matter how many lights I turn on.

From outside the closet I heard my mom say,

From outside the closet I heard my mom say, "I'm fine with it if she likes girls too."

From outside the closet I heard my mom say, "I'm fine with it if she likes girls too." So I opened the door a bit, to see if she would notice.

From outside the closet I heard my mom say, "I'm fine with it if she likes girls too." So I opened the door a bit, to see if she would notice. But she didn't. And I was too scared to call for her attention.

I closed the door again.

From the closet I heard my dad's voice. It was muffled so I had to press my ear against the door.

From the closet I heard my dad's voice. It was muffled so I had to press my ear against the door. He says,

From the closet I heard my dad's voice. It was muffled so I had to press my ear against the door. He says, "People who come out of their closets are disgusting. They should stay there."

And so I did.

I leaned my back against the wall.

I leaned my back against the wall. Hearing many others say the same.

I guess I'll just wait 'til someone opens it for me.

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