the girl in my dreams

by Gianna G., 13

Tell me about you. Are you the girl in my dreams every night? You have flowers in your hair and you smell like honey on a hot summer day. The birds sing around you and you walk on sunshine. But then I don’t see you, I see this girl hidden in a mask. Darkness flies around you. Bats sing evil songs and it makes me scared. I know it’s you behind the mask. I can smell the honey. I see the flowers in your hair, but they are dead. Cry and let the tears water them. Breathe in and out until you can smell the sweet honey. And now, you are you. Dance with the bugs and climb every tree you see. Don’t let the darkness stand in your way.
Red Bank, New Jersey