Views from the Valley Literary Magazine - Page 5


Do you see me?

Like really see me?

Do you see past my colors?

Do you see past my scars?

Do you accept me for who I am and not what others say I am?

Do you try and get to know me besides making assumptions?

What do you see when you look in my eyes?

Do you see the soulless eyes of a broken girl?

Or the fake bright eyes I put on?

Do you see the way I make my lips curl up in a smile every time I’m around company?

Do you see the way i cover my arms to hide the fact I make myself feel pain.

Tell me,

What do you really see?

"Oh Deer" by Courtney Garner