pink bubble gum pop beauty queen
at only sweet sixteen,
carving hearts into her skin and
whispering into the ears of
still innocent boys
with starry-stoner eyes,
she says "I'm falling into air."
as she tries to define her madness
with magazing cut-outs of
her favorite unknown movie stars
and a thousand little clumsy 'accidents'
that she covers with silver-spinkled glitter.
And every morning she wakes up
to glow-in-the-dark stars,
with her hands on her stomach
and wishes outloud that she could dissapear,
while really knowing how she loves
to be so very alive
as she kisses her fan-boys and
teaches herself how to lie
when they ask her if she knows