School/Facility: Granite YESS @ Adolescent
Residential Treatment and Education Center
Teaching Artist: Bonnie Shaw
into the eyes of the monster
in the mirror
and she realizes
it is her self.
Her hallow cheeks,
sunken in eyes
are bruised, black and blue,
have witnessed when the sun started to warp and tweak,
witnessed when her life became bleak.
The next time she slides a razor deep into her veins,
she’ll remember the pains
she felt when
she watched the meth melt.
She’s looking back to all the scars
looking back to all the people missed.
She’s looking back to before
she was behind bars,
looking back to before all she saw
on her wrists were
She’s never been so low in her life.
Now she’s just suicidal, holdin’ up a knife
to her wrists
as the thoughts in her head begin to
She’s just thirteen.