A curly-haired girl in ribbons

with roses cut into her eyes

smiles into the mirror,

because the smoke in this room

is enough to make her

disappear,

or at least fade because

she eats three meals a day

and admires meth addicts

while wishing she were younger

and smaller

andand

tell. her,

(she wants to hear that)

it's not to late

to.be.beautiful.

-------(like a pedophile's dream of)

date rape?

CLOSEHEREARS

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she wants innocence

and oh,

-

don't you love the irony?