I Am Responsible

Last week Tony cried
This week Katie cried
Who will cry next week?

His name is Al
He used to work as
a PO for
rapists and
but then retired and
opened up this little
slice of hell
CIP was its name
It was a residential for
troubled teenagers
like myself
Every week someone cried
Their idea of
Force us to clean
all day long
——well, when they’re not
blaming us
for all the problems
of our family
our friends
Everything Was My Fault///

Once a week
we sat in group
and Al would find
one unlucky soul
to roast in front of
everyone there
Once a week
a different kid
would cry

For three months I had
someone forcing these
down my throat that
It Was All My Fault|||
that after a while you
start to

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