6.9.11


make me small, make me small
she forces down ugly little pills,
desperate to be somebody else -
somebody tiny, somebody beautiful.

they catch her every time,
as she tries to squeeze her way through
locked doors.

and they shove different pills into her:
disgusting pills for misguided little girls like her.
they make her big and clumsy again,
chain the doors.

but no matter how many times they try to fix her,
she sneaks away and sprints,
right back to the rabbit hole and
she throws herself down again.

and one of these times,
they're not going to reach her in time.

and they'll finally catch up to her,
but all that's going to be left
is the skeleton she's begging to become.