Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "Why I Named My Pet Rock Mom"

This poem was inspired by the story "Hello, Rachel Eastwitch" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "parent" square in my 5-1-18 Gimmicks / Roles / Characters card for the Pro Wrestling Bingo fest. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] bairnsidhe. This poem belongs to the Mercedes thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: The backstory includes serious abuse.

"Why I Named My Pet Rock 'Mom'
or, 10 Ways a Smooth Stone Is Better Than an Abusive Parent"

A pet rock is old and has seen it all before.

A pet rock will always be there for me.

A pet rock will listen to anything I tell it.

A pet rock can't stalk me and my family.

A pet rock will never let me down.

A pet rock will never call me useless.

A pet rock will never badmouth me to other people.

A pet rock will never mess with my education.

A pet rock will never hit me, or hit anyone I love.

A pet rock will never pretend to love me and then hurt me.
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