try and look clever, silly girl.
with your head so high in the clouds
you’d think your neck would tire from daydreaming.
but the visions you’ve imagined for yourself
are anything but ordinary.
you’re too far down the rabbit hole
and they keep telling you to crawl back out.
try and be hopeful, brave little one–
you’ve masterminded a plan,
a complex spiderweb of dreams
only you have the power to achieve.
whatever they say,
let them say it.
unknowns are terrifying for the black and white
in this world
and you were born a brilliant shade of gray.