A porcelain doll,

nature defying hair

and black rimmed eyes

on the top shelf in

a well used room;

surrounded, yet alone.

Every time a door slams,

she trembles, each rumble

inching her closer to the edge.

Sleepless eyes get painted

thicker and thicker

trying to hide from her fateā€¦

but she knows it wont be long

before the floor rushes

to meet her frightened face

and shatter all the dreams

that hide beneath her breakable frame.

Another tear falls and shatters;

hope has no place in her world.