the infinite kids
(to my best friends, the glitter in the wreckage)

the infinite kids
the epitome of dauntless and loyal
the ones who get bruised
by others we loved

//

broken hearts wrapped in broken minds
we found our connection somehow
together, we built sturdy walls around us
attempting to protect ourselves from reality

//

we took a trip to a park
we climbed to the highest peak
we watched as strangers passed us
gazing out into the abyss of the unknown

//

i look back on us
before we left each other
discovering something deeper than friendship
between us, there was sisterhood

//

these are the infinite kids,
the sturdiness one could latch onto
the highest peak one could reach
the allegiant sisters one could have

—By Anika N., 14, San Jose, California