I lock the door and lock my head
And dream of butterflies instead

The beauty of their colored wings

The trees, the grass, and prettier things

Imagination fills the void of my existence


Daddy says

“I love you girl, it’s not your fault
Your mom and me don’t get along.”

I know he’s lying, I know there’s

No such thing as inexplicable

I hear, forget this world in bed

And suddenly the sun comes up

That’s when my pets all come alive

They cheer me up and tell me
Everything’s alright
Stuffed animals are always right

My favorite song, my favorite show

I wonder if they even know
Or if they care, or if they
even notice I am standing there

I want my pets to come alive

And cheer me up and tell me
Everything’s alright
Stuffed animals are always right
Everything’s alright
Stuffed animals are always right
Alright

My eyes all red, the baby’s wet

And someone has to get that phone

I want my pets to come alive

And cheer me up and tell me it’s alright


I lock the door and lock my head

And dream of butterflies instead

— K’s Choice, Butterflies Instead