The Skeleton Girl

She dances on her piano
with her skeleton toes
cobwebs covering her clothes,
she smiles.

Her bones quake.
She touches her wasted face,
slips on the yellowed lace
that covers her piano.

Her bloody lips grimace
as she pulls herself up.
She reaches for her martini cup
and swallows, then repeats.

The martini burns her throat,
makes her moan.
But no one hears her, she’s all alone
Just a haunted, eroding pile of bone.

The skeleton girl,
all alone in the world
loving nothing but her piano.



Juliette is a ninth grade student at Hallahan High School who enjoys writing and playing sports in her free time.