By Annalies Mohle
I want boys to think I’m tough and the girls to think I’m pretty
And I want them all to think I’m smart and fun and witty
This much self-consciousness is maybe vanity but I’m fifteen, so it’s allowed
Let me preen before karate class, read old books with my head in the clouds
Annelies Mohle is a 23-year-old writer from rural Canada who loves scribbling words that sound great at 3 a.m. but go fifty-fifty in the light of day. She has previously been published in the student-run magazine Kaleidoscope at the University of Guelph.