Book cover for Ruth Hartnoll's collection of poetry.



Tattoos ink-out what the girls wish they could say.
Huddled meetings behind the school library
see swears swapped in tuck shop sweets;
an oath sworn to keep their flavour alive. 
Ms Magnetic bans behind-building meetings.

Mobile phones are prohibited, laptops quarantined. 
Letter Droppers slice words in half, or to acronym. 
These girls talk quickly and txt fast.
The more they speak, the less they say:
You is funny. LMAO. Lols.