CW: Mention of childhood emotional abuse
vivid replay of a childhood me: on the floor
guided by my mother: on the couch
to open the door under princess peach’s moat,
not realizing doors don’t open underwater in the game.
but she wouldn’t let me move on
until i opened that door
and that night, i slammed my bedroom door in her face.
woke up to my father nailing it open with a wood plank
and i didn’t open or close for the next 12 months.
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