[ ] heard he’s [ ] like this it’s normal [ ] [ ] for him I saw him try to [ ] a drunk girl [ ] try [ ] a [ ] girl I saw him [ ] [ ] It was my first [ ] I watched him [ ] above me it’s [ ] for him I’m not her mother I’m not her [ ] [ ] can’t tell her what to do he told [ ] [ ] quiet just lie [ ] [ ] over soon I didn’t believe [ ] then but now [ ] I’ve watched him [ ] [ ] a new girl every [ ] [ ] every day new [ ] new girl doesn’t know yet doesn’t [ ] [ ] can’t tell her what [ ] [ ] if we tell her what [ ] we tell her [ ] tell her
POETRY June 5, 2020
Ellie Black is an MFA candidate at the University of Mississippi. Her poetry can be found in Best New Poets 2018, DIAGRAM, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere. She is an associate editor at Sibling Rivalry Press.