Crickets

Crickets

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There are crickets in my clothes 
And I don’t know what to do 
They itch and scream a bunch 
And it isn’t something new

There are crickets in my clothes 
Digging deep into my skin 
Knowing that they can’t be sated 
By just the places I have been

There are crickets in my clothes
Sewing strings into my arms 
Looking closely at their leaders 
That will soon control my charms

There are crickets in my clothes 
Pulling myself into straight lines 
Making me sit and staple fingers 
And so my actions aren’t mine

There are crickets in my clothes 
Telling me what to say 
Pushing past my lips to whisper
What I think of every day 

There are crickets in my clothes 
And there is no where I can go 
I cannot itch and scream a bunch 
And so no one can ever know

- Rae