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Day (Fourteen): Games


Little girl looking in the mirror
She says I will never be taken seriously with them
but I do love my freckles.
Little girl wears whatever she wants
because her momma calls her pretty all the time.

Little girl grows up,
still loves her freckles
and still wears whatever she wants,
but her momma isn’t the only one
calling her pretty all the time.
Little boys grow up too
(maybe not as fast as little girls)
and things are different between them now.

Grown woman looking in the mirror,
she says Damned if I do, damned if I don’t,
so what am I supposed to be?
Grown woman’s tired of grown-up games
and she doesn’t feel much like talking right now.