Categories > Original > Poetry0 Reviews
i dare you to see her
Like the “No Vacancy” signs
On the motels that dot the highways.
With lips curved in a natural frown,
She pretends it doesn’t matter-
It doesn’t matter that she’s alone.
Yet once in a while, it cracks or slips
This pretence that she keeps up.
But never does anyone see her smile,
Her sweet, silent, split second smile.
And after a while, it ends.
Just like that.
Sharp edges and upside down curves
Take over and dominate her face once more,
And it’s all because
You didn’t look.