Nice to Meet You
Amanda, Age 14, Alameda, CA
wonder what people think when they see me
they see confidence, happiness, and beauty?
they wonder what great things I’ll pursue
hope my accomplishments are something they’ll amount to?
can they see past this façade—
the barrier, thus exposing my flaws?
soon see I’m quite a bundle of insanity
run to find anyone who’s not me
then I’ll stun them with the realization
I couldn’t care less about reputation
people who are interested enough
ignore all the first impression stuff
those who expect what they saw that first day
don’t belong in my life anyway