Thursday, February 11, 2016

tough girl

she leans her head on my shoulder
i feel the weight of it all sink
through, the sadness, the fear
the constant
and the daily torment
from a few, the weak
small-minded, the easily
vicious, the ones who are always
the loudest
in the room
she sits to my left and for these seconds
i let her rest,
eyes closed, safe with me.