translucent tears on alabaster cheeks
like wet dewdrops on harlequin grass
as 'worthless' runs on repeat in her mind
from a broken record called her parents

she's lost her will to soar high
while they broke her wings to fly
and she's left in an empty shell
like a butterfly and its cocoon

but unlike the butterfly
she can not (does not) break free
and take flight towards freedom
with a different view on the world

this delicate young girl
with tears trailing down her face
is utterly alone in mind and spirit
like a caterpillar unable to escape