Treasure Island

Cheyenne Joyner

(8/30/95 / Missouri)

The girl in class


I’ve seen her
She sat next to me in class
She never talked
Her head was always down
Isolated
That’s the word
Isolated
Not willing to open up
She wasn’t at school today
Or the next
The speaker turns on
The announcements are read
One special announcement
At the end
Of a funeral
For a student
Who was afraid

Submitted: Friday, December 05, 2008

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