Elizabeth Biz Diedrick
The Sun Is Fading
My sun's light is fading I see the little beads of liquid reaching up from her skin My sun was dying she was a smothered glow alone in a corner
I get all A's so I'm supposed to go to the best college to be a lawyer or a doctor I'm quiet and I do my work so I'm supposed to be a saint who's never faced temptation and mistakes
Hand in Hand
Love, infatuation, attraction White knuckles grip on so hard, so desperately begging them not to leave "Love me, save me,
There's a red crayon in her hand and she's coloring Each new line is a way for her to let go The crayon is her portal to a world where she's in control
Equality. One of man's greatest desires. A woman preaching for the right to vote. A black man pleading for colored revolution.
You're a teacher You don't need to degrade me in front of my peers to make yourself superior I'm sorry but my respect for you is fading
I've heard too many people wish away their emotions As if they were the cause of all their problems. I've seen too many people wanting the torturous numbness I know too well.
I am not beautiful I am not good enough We've all thought that at some point. I remember enough self-hate to make the devil blush