She hates winter

Says her small collection of worn our flip flops.

She has long thick hair

Says the broken hair ties all over her bathroom.

She loves drawing

Says her book of sketches.

Her family is in poverty

Says the jar with very little money.

Her brother is in the army

Says the shattered family portrait without his smiling face.

They have very little food

Says the half empty pantry.

But she is grateful for what she has

Says her small book of personal thoughts.

She still has that smiling face

Says her childhood writings on the walls of her room.

She still hopes

For a different and new day to come.