Instruments of Survival

She brushes on her smile with her foundation. One hand holding her compact and mirror, the other working the smile deep into the contours of her face, cementing it in for the rest of the day. As the morning rushes by her outside the train she paints her eyes open and shades them from ill…

Stars

She has stars on her sneakers and maybe in her eyes, but it is still too early for them to be open enough for the rest of the world to see. Her white sneakers are dingy and greying with age and she has black textured leggings on and long boot socks that are a dark…