pick out a dress

maybe she likes sparkles

purple satin and straps


tease her hair in the bathroom mirror

maybe pin it up

with clips and glitter gel


line her lips with pink gloss

maybe the kind that shines

under lights


never imagine that she might end up

naked from the waist down under bleachers

that male students might trespass against her

for two hours taking turns

with her body

supplying brandy to erase

their faces