Nine by Pilot Deslauriers (’22)

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Pilot Deslauriers, Contributor

When I wake up, it’s cold. I wonder why.

Mom drops me off at school, it’s nine o’clock 

sharp. She starts to cry. I’ll be back by nine.


I’m happy to be back. The school day ends 

and I go for a walk. It’s nice outside

I spend hours walking. I’m back home.


Missing my parents, I’m glad to be home again.

But mom is crying. Dad came home at nine.

He cried when he got home. I wonder why.