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Spoken Word Poem

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  • When I was just a little girl,
  • I asked my mother, “What will I be? Will I be pretty?"
  • What comes next? Oh right, "Will I be rich?”
  • Which is almost pretty depending on where you shop.
  • And the pretty question infects from conception, passing blood and breath into cells.
  • The word hangs from our mothers' hearts in a shrill fluorescent floodlight of worry.
  • “Will I be wanted? Worthy? Pretty?”
  • Face donkey-long and pox-marked where the hormones went finger-painting. My poor mother.
  • But puberty left me this fun house mirror dryad- Teeth set at science fiction angles, crooked nose,
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