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I want to tell her the things
I'll tell her when she’s older,
but the information terrifies her.

In order of importance:
she has luna moths in her head,
monarch butterflies in her stomach,
and a feral fetus in her womb.

Her hands
are collapse-clasped and folded
in her lap;
she holds her elbows like wings
away from her ribs,
ready to flap,
to flutter,
to fly.

I want to tell her
to keep one hand in her purse
so she can always find her keys,
to keep an eye on the door
and the door always open
so she can run if she doesn't feel safe,
but her cheeks are rorschach-splotch red
and the tension in her shoulders
warns me she's not ready
to hear this.

And there is the possibility that
maybe I’m not ready to tell
this fourteen-year-old
now woman,

I’m just as devastated as her;
that she is surrounded by friends and family
who are violated by a community
where no man can say yes all men.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... a simply gorgeous, well-written piece you and Nichrysalis have created. The imagery and moments of throught-provoking tenderness.... I loved it, dear. A job well done. :clap:
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconheartglompplz: Thank you, sweetheart. 
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome, my love! :iconsupertighthugplz:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   General Artist
ALL THE FEELS AGFSHGSHGFA :heart: :heart: :heart:
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconheartglompplz:
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StormBringer23 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Yeah, I've read, and reread, unsure of how to appreciate it. Though I do, I can't say why.

Because I just can't.

I grew up with a borrowed Mother, who always warned us, last thing out the door; If in doubt, run. I'm still here because of her.

Thanks you two.
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you.  That sounds like very good advice. :huggle:
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014   Writer
Beautiful. :heart:
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Writer
My pleasure!
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