i look into your eyes, but only see black. i can't tell if you're smiling, or if i should stand back.
i wonder what happened. did your dad beat your mom, until her body was black and blue. did your older brother not protect you, like he was supposed to.
did your teachers call you out, when you refused to read out loud, when really it was because you didn't know how. did an uncle or cousin touch you, but told you not to tell. leaving you in a constant nightmare.
did the girl you love, look at you with disgust. breaking what was left of your heart, misplacing your trust. did you turn to violence because that's all you knew. did you choose the drugs, or did they choose you.
did you even have a chance, or was this life given to you. i wish there was something i could do.