**Goodbye World **
wiping the tears off her face as they touch her jaw.
as she picks out an outfit, one to cover her skin.
no one notices why she is the way she is.
she aches in pain, from every hit.
when he’s drunk he hits her precious skin.
she doesn’t want to be here anymore.
the neighbor called the cops.
was the last longing words her mother read.
her mother never knew, now she lost her own daughter.
she divorced him moved across the country.
mom buried you close to her new home.
you were, are, and always will be loved and missed.
~April Sue Kraniak~