Black Marbles

by Andrea M. Newton

Idiot girl in her little black world,
laughing at the world as it laughs back.
You think you're so smart,
so wise,
and so cunning.
Much better and smarter
Than they'll ever be.

Idiot girl, go back to your world.
Stay happy in your innocent stupidity.
But leave the laughing
and cunning
to those who know best:
the wise,
and the cold, cruel real world.