your best friend becomes your worse enemy,
lollipops turn into cigarettes,
the innocent ones turn into sluts,
homework goes in the trash,
detention becomes suspension,
soda becomes vodka,
undies turn into G-strings and boxers,
kisses turn into sex.
getting high meant swinging on the playground,
protection meant wearing a helmet,
the worst things you could get from girl/boy were
your worst enemies were your siblings,
race issues were about who ran fastest,
war was only a card game,
the only drug you knew was cough medicine,
wearing a skirt did not make you a slut,
the only things that hurt were skinned knees,
and good byes only meant until tomorrow.
AND WE ALL COULDN’T WAIT TO GROW UP.