A raw and challenging perspective of what is experienced by many today in the cycle of abuse. External expectations versus internal needs.Clear insight into the inner anguish and struggle of the boy in those circumstances. Your ending is also challenging--what do you see?
I hear a longing for something else and yet hopelessness, ie. ...tallies scored, neither can win.
It is powerful as written. I'm not a big poetry guy, I have trouble reading it much less interpreting it, but this speaks to me.
A good piece