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puberty

 
A father takes,  eyes closed, that which he has no right
A child cries,  traumatized, a closet hides her pain

The child dies, awakes to find- a woman in her place
her damaged mind-  cannot abide-  the change her body makes

The woman stands-   naked and alone-  facing mirrored images
backs away-   cuts today-  appraising all her damages

rearrange- her bodies change-  sculpt it down to size
to take away-  the ugly place-  I cut it with a knife
Written by shaunda
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