Walking with makeup undone, dawn hitting me on the face
Pimples and late nights, or no nights
Goodbyes and hellos, I am a little girl
Facing the real world, brighter and clearer, choices and fatigued
Running in my mind, you and I, the future or none
Family like a heavy burden, the weight of a house on my shoulder, invisible yet so visible
Money flooding, responsibilities increased, shoulder tense and wanting none of it
It is life, let me trust you before I let go, let me trust you before I jump
Into this deep abyss, canyons of doubt and fear
punishment looming closely, tying me down, walls white as snow
It’s these late nights, I think of you and I, where we are supposed to be. It’s these late nights, yet I realize
though a grown woman, yet still a girl facing the real world.
It’s these late nights, hair undone and I stare at a computer screen
fan streaming down my toes, that I realize I’m just a little girl.