Untitled- Free Verse PoemClothes scattered across the dirty carpet,
Along with old homework assignments.
The stench of a used litter box and cat food
Seeps into the air.
A filthy, crimson sheet covering the old mattress,
Which lies on the floor.
Water bottles cover every window sill.
Who knows how long they've been there.
A basket filled with photos
And unused CDs
Placed on an empty bookshelf.
Posters of bands,
And miscellaneous messages
Cover each wall.
The sleepless body of a young girl
Wrapped under the covers.
She dreams of what tomorrow might bring.
She hopes to conquer another obstacle.
Her black kitten sleeps at her side,
Curled into a tiny ball of fur,
Paws twitching every now and then.
Finally, her restless mind settles,
Allowing the girl to drift into slumber,
Only to be awoken by her mother
Three hours later.
PillAn ache pulsing through my head
Pain growing ever louder
My eyes spot the bottle
Reaching her stomach
Dissolving the pain away