Mannequin – ONLINE BONUS

Out of all the faces in the room

all the sparkling sets of eyes

one dull lifeless unblinking pair

stare internally into me.


I felt a chill up my spine 

as it stares

unmotivated to move.


It was as if I was Medusa 

Yet, somehow I was the victim.

The eyes judge me as if

They had witnessed every past mistake

In my life.


Confused, violated, agitated, I break into a cold sweat.

What once was a dream event for me

Had swiftly turned into a nightmare.


I head for the door and flee.

-LoRon Pearson, age 16