The gap in his grin was very off putting
Even though everything else was perfect
Eleanor tried to ignore it, to be happy, no thrilled, with all the rest
That proved futile since she kept finding herself focusing on it
His smile seemed to accentuate the piece of spinach stuck there
Down and out is not in her vocabulary.
If anything, it just means get your hands dirty,
Get up, and swing for the fences.
Determined to rise like the phoenix of old,
Even if every part of her soul screamed in pain
Even after getting kicked back down again and again
Pushing past that finish line proved she had it within her