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Gwendolyn Alaine Mar 2021
I have been here 21 hours

I have met 9 new people

They gave me a welcome basket with crayons and bath towels.
They took my phone and looked through my things.
There’s locks on the windows
And laminated papers with rules on the doors
My bed is noisy and the girl to my left cuts and the girl to my right is here because she did ****.
The girl to my left takes pride in how well she can fight
The girl to my right got pregnant
The boy with the Air Jordans slept with the **** girl
The boy with the shaved head scares me
The boy across the hallway flirts with me while I’m wearing my boyfriend’s sweatshirt
The shower head is rusty and the water smells and tastes like metal
They asked me my body count
I think I lost my appetite for the rest of the year

I’m going to get PTSD from this place

I miss my mom
I need to leave
I need a hug
I think they all need a hug

I don’t fit in here
Right?
I’m not one of these kids, right?

-G.A.
  Mar 2021 Gwendolyn Alaine
Sacha
He heared our song
Please forgive me
I couldn't stop it in time

He didnt even know
You were on my mind
But i could feel it

He even said that it was good
My heart broke into pieces

I didnt mean to share with him
A moment that was just ours
Gwendolyn Alaine Mar 2021
I never want to get married
Isn’t it scary?
50% of all marriages end in divorce
A ship sailed with due course
A force of habit
I don’t want that to happen
Couples who sleep not touching
Or even in opposite rooms
Bleak eyes in the mirror; teeth brushing
Monotone under the hardwood floor glooms

But I think I could marry you.

-G.A.
  Feb 2021 Gwendolyn Alaine
keila skie
I know
You care about me
10 more people do
Yet I can't get rid
Of this feeling
Of doom

I know
I have you
10 more people too
Yet I can't find a person
To talk to
late at night
  Feb 2021 Gwendolyn Alaine
reef joseph
sound like nicotine
water etching against the bathtub
blood soap and porcelain
ice in the cavities of my heart
eventualities we left far behind
with the endless supply of could-have
and some songs sound like you

and they taste like honeyed ***
thats been tasted too long
like brain freeze i can’t stop replaying
because this sound
nicotine and you
is more addictive
than a burning cigarette
you light me
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