a free verse poem by Gaby
This mask superglued upon my face,
all my friends are toxic.
I see myself out of mind, out of body, out of place.
The mask I’ll take off, it will leave a trace,
the fake smile I’m wearing it’s worn out.
This party I’m at take me home.
No one can hear me, so I scream, shout.
I need to leave, to roam.
Behind with all of my thoughts I left.
Finally in my bed alone, without them.
Closing my blitzed eyes off to a dream,
falling asleep was easy, there was no mask needed.
I’m happy in my dreams, I want that in real life I pleaded.
I’ll start again, a new day, ripping the dark moments out by the seams.
Gaby is a junior. She says, “I’ve always loved writing; its the only form of speaking that I loved to do without actually having to talk.”