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Lighten up

Well,
i saw a video on Twitter once.
Some family member or “friend”
secretly filmed a young girl
coming to sit down for dinner.
Someone asked her to get something out of the pantry.
They had hidden a stuffed raccoon inside the door.
She opened it and started screaming and running around.
Everyone laughed.
Girl looked like she wanted to cry.
Comment section went crazy,
congratulating them on the joke.
I said funny for everyone except the victim.
They said lighten up.

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Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on Spillwords.com, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.

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