he wakes up


    and he grabs the phone

  his head's still reeling

    and he's still alone

and the dog barks once

he lets it out


        the dog barks again

            and the neighbors shout

he runs to


    but he's always late

  and that teacher yells

    the one he hates

his locker's bare

his hair's dyed red


        when it goes back to brown

            he'll just dye it again

                                            and in his mind's eye

                                            there's such marvelous things

                                            and when he opens his eyes

                                            he's lost in his dreams

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