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By: Sarah Langford

  1. Playtime
    By Kayley Ulmer
In my new house there is a tiny door that leads to nowhere.
Covered by bricks and cement, its hiding history of the house.
Now I leave the door open for the secrets to flood through the wall and into my dreams.
Mice and opposite parents and friends wait to greet with their button eyes, but I’m scared.
They want me to play.
To join.
To get button eyes.
Still I take their hands every night
and one day I know I won’t return home.
They says it's like falling asleep and never waking up.
They will take my eyes and give me my own buttons,
and my new mommy and daddy will keep me forever.