What Makes A Belt?

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I run black liquid liner over my lash line. Drawing a line out from the corner of my eye, filling it in to create the perfect winged eyeliner. The eyeliner makes my eyes look open and awake. I swipe some concealer (tan, salmon color) making my dark purple circles, under my eyes less pronounced. I sweep some blush on to the apples of my cheeks to add some color to my ghostly, unhealthy face. I slip on a long sleeve shirt, it hides the bruises. Sticking my right, then left foot into the holes of my now baggy jeans, I slide the jeans up to my waist and fish in my dresser for a belt. I use to never need a belt but due to my rapid weight loss, wearing a belt was my new found religion. Flipping my head over, I tie my lackluster, brown hair into a ponytail. That ponytail covers up the missing patches of hair. I debated on brushing my hair so it wouldn’t look as dull but decided not to since my fine hair ends up in brown clumps between the bristles of my brush. It takes a lot of time but I see my wispy hair and tired eyes. I know that I have to do it so people won’t ask questions. I know that’s what I have to do to maintain my reputation. I check myself out in the mirror, pulling up the sleeves of my shirt but not past my elbows. I slip on white Converse and lightly trot down the stairs. The smell of pancakes waft up my nose. Mom stood at the stove with a spatula in her right hand. “Hey Sweetie, how did you sleep last night?”. Mom constantly hovered over me, always concerned.

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