I'm, you sneered, so happy.

Your hair, I remember, (a dully innocent brown) it whirled around you like snakes as

through bared teeth

you hissed,

At least I'm not Negative Like You.

i hate you,

you added, (hands curling around nothing),

i'm a positive person who sees the good side in everything

and

and i wish you were DEAD. i wish i wish

(That's okay, though.

Frankly, I'm grateful for the education.)

Now I know what happiness looks like.