Poetry Project

Emily

I Wish

I wish I had a billion bucks

I wish I had a thousand ducks

I wish I had a singing voice

I wish I had been given a choice

I wish I had a million wigs

I wish I had my guinea pigs

I wish I had a zillion twigs

Her Ballad

I saw her in the cafeteria,

I saw her on the bus,

I saw her at the daycare,

I saw her at my house,


Used to be starved,

abandoned, she said,

trapped,

scared,


Unhappy,

ugly, she said,

fat,

worthless,


Her wrists marked by satin scars,

her thighs,

the pills,

the pain, her escape.

Subway Sandwiches

Subway Sandwiches,

all the flavors,

all the textures.


Flatbread,

Italian,


Meatballs,

turkey,

covered in mayonaise,

lettuce,

tomatoes,

cheese.


Toasted,

roasted,

coated in sauce,

pepper,

and salt.