By Nujhat Purnata

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/ Daily Collegian)
(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/ Daily Collegian)

Strip down my clothes

Explore my scars

Ask me about my ink


The wrapper floats

Flaming desire loathes

I give in


Music, too loud

Melody, not soothing

Burning cigarettes in doubt

My head is rushing


Dare not look at the sky

I envy the birds

Flying through the moonlight

While I sway to a lie


Take me out

Tell me it’s okay,

Fill my void

Pretend to stay


Believe you I’m fine

In a small town life


Smoking grass for a high

Another meaningless day

After an empty night

Nujhat Purnata can be reached at [email protected]