but childhood

Two kids from abusive households

Know what happens when you make a tiny mistake

They break something while playing

They freeze

They lock eyes that scream terror

They try to cover it up

They try to strategize

They hope their plan works out alright

They can’t sleep at night

They meet early next morning to see if his parents found out

If his parents will contact hers

Different houses

But abuse brings about the same kind of dread

They were just little kids

They shouldn’t have known such kind of fear