Mellow Yellow

Yellow oozes with every step

the air of confidence seeps

through holes in a glowstick

leaving a plastic shell

and a mess

 

she walks through the halls 

empty

leaving the trail 

the aftermath of a storm

 

cats claw at her throat

sobs aching to escape

she swollows

 

left, right, left, right

going through the motions

a shell of who she could be 

 

lipstick distracts from the pain she inflicts

nobody espects a pretty face to say such nasty things

 

she steps out of line

into the bathroom 

tears off the paste on her mouth

releases her lashes from their tarry bind

 

A deep breath lets in the sunlight

gold shimmers from her naked face 

a star steps from the bathroom

Yellow through and through

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