a young & ancient boy


a young boy reads a book in a school that he built

he is only five but laid bricks after the war

the book tells him he is not real


the boy believes the book because the boy is five

later that day he repeats the school mantras


his mother, also ancient, cries

his father, a mountain, breaks apart


his home, which he also built, becomes a house for the dejected

he returns to school the next day

and does well at maths

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