Sophomore Year

March 3, 2017
I'm Jessie Spano on caffeine pills.
I'm Rory Gilmore with coffee withdrawals.
I'm if-only-they-could-teach-me-one-damn-thing-at-this-school.

My skin is sandpaper.
My under eye circles are purple
beneath three coats of concealer.
My face is permanently stained with mascara tears.

I'm being swallowed whole
by four honors classes,
a job,
and the guilt of three distant siblings I barely know.

Chi2 functions and Huck Finn,
who cares?
The little girl in love with school is gone
and I wish I could take her back.





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