Friday Poetry: "Lies"

Hey lovelies! Friday is here at last! I've had a pretty busy week - Tanvi and I are totally freaking out over our National History Day performance (the final round of which is in Washington D.C. in like two weeks - more info on that and the rest of my summer next week!) and, therefore, have basically been practising 24/7. Also, final exams are very very soon so I'm slightly nervous about that - eighth grade has gone by so insanely fast, and in two months I'll be in high school!

But let's not get ahead of ourselves, yes? ;) This week's Friday Poetry is way shorter than most of my poems, but it took quite awhile to write and get the words perfect. (I'm a perfectionist! What can I say?) I'm not entirely sure what it's about, but something along the lines of a boy who's not all he seems and a girl who isn't okay at all, and doesn't know who to turn to for help. I do hope you guys enjoy it - and have a lovely weekend! I'll see you all on Monday. xx

love, Topaz

Lies

one day, he asked her: are you okay? eyes crinkled in almost-genuine concern riddles dancing along the edges of quietly venomous words not quite said aloud. she looked at him, silent questions slipped into the spaces between syllables. she found her answer, and turned away.

yes

she lied.