The girl who cried woke up early today;
Wiped the vomit off her chin, pushed the bloodstained blankets at bay.

The girl who cried sat up straight today;
Pasted band-aids on her wrists, put on her clothes in mild disarray.

The girl who cried walked to the mirror today;
Washed mascara off her cheeks, pulled the sides of her mouth far far away.

The girl who cried stood at the front door today;
Straightened her back, counted to ten, pushed the door all the way.

“Good morning!”
she said; a yell, if I may.

The girl who cried was a girl of a yesterday;
Come what sunshine, come what rain– she’s the girl who smiled, today.

–Β “The Girl Who Smiled” — for Krissi.

LL.

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