unforgettable

Aug 1, 2009 | 2009 Summer - Labels, Articles, Poetry

By N.K.

i’m that girl, you know?

the kind they sing songs about
write poetry to
fall in love with
and spend their whole lives looking for.

i’m that girl, you know?

the kind that dances until morning
hair loose and shirt tight
with a closet full of little black dresses
and broken hearts to match.

i’m that girl, you know?

the kind the boys canít get enough of
(and the girls too)
and they say, you know, they canít tell
which they prefer–my bark or my bite

i’m that girl, you know?

i mean, i was that girl… until the day you stepped
on my stars
and into my life

NK was born and raised in California. She is a 20-year-old Muslim woman of Korean descent, and a recent NYU graduate.

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