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Too Big For The House

Like Alice, my arms and legs have began to elongate

My head has acquired a new weight

My feet already passed their size eight

I have grown, like a fetus in a womb that wants to let go

This house of mine didn't get the memo, come on, grow!


I am a leviathan, trapped in a lake

These walls punch my back, the roof slaps my head; ache

I have become too big for the house, but where can I go?

I have become too big for the house, above and below


I am a whale, all words are slow and echo

Guest can't come in, H-E-L-L-O

My torso has a different shape

And a different colour, who knew brown could turn into grape

I have grown, like a pearl in a mantle, yet this mollusc of mine will not let go

Too big for the house, still I cannot leave my cocoon

Too big for the house, it will fall apart soon

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