crouched in a corner, hands over my ears.
and they S C R E A M at each other, so loud.
it hurts, so loud.

you should've - you could've - i never -
you did - i didn't - fuck you - stupid bitch -
hate you - hate you - your fault -

i can't take it, but i have to anyway.
so i will hide here where they don't see
until she goes to cry in the laundry room
and he slams out the door to go to a bar.

and later tonight he will come loud and drunk
into my room. and he will leave handprints on me.
and he will lie to me. and he will not remember
by the time the rest of the world awakens.

but i, i will never forget.