Wanderer by Arielle Moore

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I’ve been wanting to jump out of my skin for a while now

I scratch my nails on the chalkboard until they bleed

Blood drips from my tiara and runs down my forehead as I wear my Prom Queen sash and hold my dead flowers

Blonde.

They are dry, crusty, and falling apart

Like me

Blonde.

Like the dead coils of hair that fall when I comb my hair

I pull down on the skin below my eyes so you can see the pink and red veins on the balls

Bulbs

Yellow bulbs

Tinted

Yellow

Bulbs

The hallway

The lights are flickering. White and black. White and black.

Green. All I see is Green. Green staircase. Green railing on staircase.

Her white pale hand on the railing. Blonde. Laughing. Girl.

It’s always a girl.

Green.

Green.

Green.

green

 

 

Everything is green.

I’ve been waiting to jump out of my skin for a while now.