5.10.2018

rosebud

I was 11 when
my parents bought
us a computer game
that would forever
change my life.
It was a game where
you guide a family
through everyday life
and watch them live
with real world reactions.
I became obsessed;
trying to keep everyone
happy, monitoring every
move and finding ways
to keep everyone's lives
fulfilled.

My computer hacker
cousin Tom introduced
me to cheat codes where
you have all the money
in the world.  I became
bored quickly and
struggled to find new
means of entertainment
in this world.

I trapped everyone
in the mansion I built
and watched them all die;
one by one.

I will never seek
fortune IRL

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