forced whispers like tea kettle hisses and

scuffed up name brand sneakers- bought

as a ticket to

acceptance.

rose water perfume on cotton ball soft

skin, I suppose I will never be

sweet

enough for you.

Bubble gum pop (music) between my

Lips /smack/ lip gloss feels foreign.

velvet sighs and blue moon eyes-

did you feel their navy caress on

your cheekbone, that night?