“Implosion”

high school teenagers
fitting in
or falling out

becoming who they are
who they see
who they don’t see

formed by their parents
their friends
their enemies

some bully
some scare
some hide in plain sight

invisible to help
visible to pain
a target on the move

or standing

for who they know
who they “think” they should be
who they’re expected to become

maybe if there wasn’t so much pressure
they wouldn’t explode
on the inside

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