5 more days

Every morning 
She drags herself out of bed 
¨Five more days, then i'll rest¨ she reminds herself 
Quickly, she gets ready for practice 
A practice for a sport that she has being playing since she could walk 
That doesn't even have a meaning to her anymore 
She thinks, ¨5 more hours, then i'll rest¨ 
She arrives home after a three hour practice 
¨5 more months then, i'll rest¨ she tells herself 
Knowing her parents would never give her approval. 
Then she catches herself say the same words under her breath 
¨4 more days¨

-- Madison G., 9th-12th Grade