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The bathroom door

has splintered,

been painted over.


Someone punched this door

from the outside.


I don't know who was inside

or where they are now.


The front door

has dents in it.


Someone punched this door

from the inside.


I don't know why they couldn't get out

or where they are now.

The floor creaks,

without prompting.

I jerk awake,

stay awake,

until my body calls uncle.


The light

on my bedside table

will stay on,

so I can sleep.

I hear less

when I can see.



The light

will see for me.


Megan Cannella (she/her) is a Midwestern transplant currently living in Nevada. Her debut chapbook, Confrontational Crotch and Other Real Housewives Musings, is out now: https://linktr.ee/mcannella. You can find Megan on Twitter at @megancannella

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