Life is (not) Beautiful
Whoever said that life is beautiful did not know what it was like
To be her.
Everyday at school they shout at her. “Skank!” they shout.
“Whore!” they shout.
“Bitch!” they shout.
She does not know
What she did wrong.
So she smiles back at them.
She says, “Haha, very funny.”
They laugh at her.
She does not know why.
She goes home.
Her mom says, “How was school?”
She smiles and says, “Fine.”
She is too used to it by now to be sad, anyway
It has happened for years, and years.
She does not know when it started
But she hopes it will end
Even though she knows that it won’t.
After she has finished her homework,
She takes a shower and she cries in the shower
She does not realize she is crying
She just thinks it is hot water
She is so used to it by now
Then she comes out of the shower
She takes out the razor from her drawer
But then she puts it back
She has to live