Teen Poetry Collections

Black Hole

by a young woman, age 15

I would paint myself in black and white.
I don’t see my life in color.
I would be black
and the background would be white.
I would paint myself black because I feel like a black hole.
I feel like a black hole because somebody says something to me
and it’s in my head.
I can’t get it out.
A black hole feels full.
Full of everything.
It’s always gonna feel full
but it’s never going to be full.
No matter how many people say it’s full
it’s just not full.
My head is the black hole.
Someone will say something to me and I’ll be like leave.
But it won’t leave.

It will stay and it will get louder.
It will stand out more.
Other people can just take it and throw it away.
They’re all empty.
They’re always gonna be empty.
No matter what they do
my heart feels empty.
My soul—
sometimes I feel like I don’t even have a soul.
No feelings.
No thoughts.
Like a zombie.