Treasure Island

Lylo Benant

When I Was Younger

When I was younger
I'd put my arms in my shirt and told people I lost my arms.
I would restart the video game whenever I knew I was going to lose.
Slept with all the stuffed animals as a child so none of them got offended.
I had that one pen with 4 colors, and tried to push all the buttons at once.
I poured soda into the cap and acted like I were taking shots.
The hardest decision was choosing which Nintendo game to play.
I would wait behind a door to scare someone, then left because they're taking too long.
I faked being asleep, so I could be carried to bed.
I used to think that the moon followed my car.
I watched two drops of rain roll down window and pretended it was a race.
I went on the computer just to use Paint.
The only 'fake' friends I had were invisible ones.
I used to sing in the shower.
And whenever I swallowed a fruit seed I was scared to death that a tree was going to grow in my tummy.
Remember when we were kids and couldn't wait to grow up... what in the world were we thinking?

Submitted: Monday, February 25, 2013

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