Darkness rules her room
until she goes out at night
to get the necessities for staying in.
Stares into a picture
reminding her of home.
Times of a little girl
knowing no strangers.
Uninterested now in the outside,
careless about her abode.
Making no acquaintances
not allowed to share her space,
ideas, dreams, or nightmares.
Like a baby who doesn’t cry any longer
knowing, no one will pick them up.