• Laughter echoes throughout the halls
    As a girl pulls her hood closer
    tries to hide in the shadows harder

    she doesn't want to be noticed
    she rather not be seen
    strands of her black hair shine in the light
    before disappearing once more

    hidden cuts and bruises litter her arms
    a scar across her cheek shallow and rough
    she's been bullied for as long as she can remember
    teased more than one would think possible

    In class she's the one who always sit in the corner
    never speaking too loudly
    her voice low and soft
    no one cares to speak to her
    leaving her all alone

    but what everyone else fails to know or see
    is that she smiles
    she brightens up his life
    a life he would have given up months ago
    had he not looked closer