Pay No Mind – VII

by Priya G., age 13
Pay No Mind – VII Priya G. is a poet, writer, and tennis player. She is a seventh grader who lives in Washington DC. She spends her free time painting, playing tennis, writing, and reading. Priya started writing about 13 months ago and does not plan on stopping.

“I stare at a mere reflection, / a girl whose eyes, drained, are watering still after hours nonstop”

          

VII.

I stare at a mere reflection,

a girl whose eyes, drained, are watering still after hours nonstop

For she had cried all night, and there’s no stop in sight

She had screamed and hissed 

And the birds chirped a lovely, sad song

The wind whistled, but she paid no mind

As she lay on the bathroom floor

Fixated on the weeps of crows

And the wails of wilting roses

She the wilting rose, the weeping crow, cannot point where things went wrong

The birds and flowers fought relentlessly over sentences described in paragraphs

IX.

Yesterday, the tree whistled at the glowing moon

And glass smiles stood until we fell fast asleep, today

The trees melt away

As we say goodbye to dreams, today

They’ve said I’ve changed

But I feel the same, this world has done the changing for me, today

Today was as long as the last and my pains are tired of growing.

I must stop, but the ride’s not over yet, no not today

She puts in another quarter

But I can’t take another today

I miss you — 


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