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Jan 2016
the hallways are crowded.
slow.
hot.
people of all ages walk them.
looking.
talking.
seeing.
the fight is instant.
and flesh hits flesh.
bruises the size of apples
appear on a small arm.
they see a small boy
but he is actually quite tall.
teachers step in.
reluctance,
worry,
impatience.
they are hesitant to step in
even though they worry for the boy
inspired by the, "It Gets Better Project" Do not use or post my work without my explicit permission.
Elizabeth Thornton
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Elizabeth Thornton  U.S.
(U.S.)   
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   ---, Bianca Reyes and Dana Colgan
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