a girl I know

When she closes her eyes
She sees sun spots
That bloom into sunflowers

She tilts her head back
And looks up to tall green stalks
Brown centers wink at her

When she opens her eyes
The clouds are scattered
Like buckshot across the sky

Deep down she believes
She’s not particularly good at anything
But sometimes she surprises herself

Water is metallic in her mouth
So she thinks she is losing her humanity
She cries at confrontation & sappy movies so we know she isn’t

She is not winsome or light
Though she wishes like hell she could be one day
Wearing sundresses & drinking bourbon during an Indian summer

Till then she’ll stare into the sun
Close her eyes and disappear
Into a field of sunflowers

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One Comment Add yours

  1. mama says:

    maybe I know that girl…

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