• anticipation

    i remember my first day of middle school

    i was wearing washed-out jeans and a t-shirt from Target

    my short brown hair was parted to the side

  • Cruel people

    People are so cruel

    How could you live like that 

    They scream and curse 

    How could you live like that. 

    They think the only person 

    That matters are themselves

  • My Name

    My name is LerDer Star.

    My father chose my name for me 

    even though me and my father 

    We're never close

    I always needed a better relationship. 

  • For Everyone

    I'm a dreamer, but I have yet to see my own dreams maintained

    My eyes are swollen with exhaustion

    and my body is sputtering on its way down 

    asking myself when it will go away.

  • Popcorn

    An egg waiting to hatch

    For consumption, for a snack

    All we wanted and yet more

    Popcorn, popcorn, popcorn galore

    For a Sunday movie night

    Be it funny or to give you a fright

    Popcorn now and popcorn then

  • That Little Girl

    I was a little girl back then, so cheerful, didn't have a care in the world, but now I'm 16,different name, hands scarred, some things don't work as well anymore, "you've changed" I said while looking in the mirror, "there was no need to, so why?