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Grade
9

Fourteen

Looked down upon by baby boomers and millennials,

and myself.

Oops, sorry, I forgot my phone.

Can’t leave without it.

Yes, I’m still with him,

Stop butting in, Mom.

 

Thirteen

Eighth grade.

Some seventh grader is telling people I’m pregnant.

I’m not.

Yes, I’m still a virgin.

God, rumors suck.

 

Twelve

My first boyfriend.

Never thought I would be that girl.

Are we gonna last?

Probably not,

he doesn’t need this depressed mess in his life.

 

Eleven

Middle school.

Teachers are great but

where’d my friends go?

Hey, wanna be my friend?

 

Ten

Waving goodbye to my elementary memories.

I’ve always hated school

so why is this killing me inside?

 

Nine

Indoor recess ghost club -

Join if you believe in spirits

or anything supernatural.

 

Eight

I love my teacher.

Thanks for the notebook,

I’ll write about the divorce.

 

Seven

Mommy, can we go to the hibachi place for dinner

so I can hide from the fire behind you?

I’ll sprint to the bathroom

to make sure my eyebrows are still there.

 

Six

My teacher danced on the desk after

we all did well on the spelling test,-

Nobody believes me.

 

Five

Rush home from school,

Eat Chef Boyardee together.

Shoot, I stained my shirt,

but Mommy will fix it.

 

Four

Preschool

We’ll be friends forever,

Pinky promise?

 

Three

Please don’t make me go to preschool Mommy

I wanna stay home. Please?

I hate you.

 

Two

School is going to be so much fun.

 

One

Apparently I never cried.

 

Zero

I hope I grow up to be the daughter you want.

State
Connecticut
Zip Code
06066