secret ~ 1984/age 13

      curl into a corner
      face to the wall
      hiccup and sob, child.

      aren't you his girl in pink chiffon
      soft, satin curls
      and your shiny, shiny shoes

      and bruised, purple flesh
      and bloodied sores
      and dark cold nights of
      oh, I didn't mean it honey, let's keep out secret, honey

      i hide behind a smile

© 1984/2001