never trust girls whose name starts with a’s. ariel, she’s a mermaid but you’re a hydrophobic. alice is in wonderland and you can’t catch her. anneliese, too pretty a name for anyone. anna, palindromes are just tricks that break your heart. annabelle will just be anna. then amanda, oh amanda, she has gold streaks in her hair and a golden smile. she dresses in indigo and moves in electrifying speed, you haven’t met her but you want to. she swirls in sonorous purrs and detaches like soft bubbles, she speaks in silver bells and changes her eye color every day. she flies kites that remind you of a childhood you never had. she lights fireworks and escape into tunnels at night, she plays hide and seek and always win. she wears shoes as tall as skyscrapers but falls gracefully when she trips. she can pronounce hermès, jean paul gaultier, lacroix, louboutin with perfected flair but she doesn’t know syncope, tachycardia or syphilis. she dreams of diamonds and waterfalls in summer, her skin is scented orchids and she’s leaving today tonight and tonight… she’ll be lucy in the sky with diamonds.
~ cherie k