Bitter Blush

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When did you come out

When did you come out

When did you come out

of the shower this morning
fully formed in the image
of a rubber ball, a whip crack,


and yesterday before a mirror
trimmed the creeping on my upper lip.


Last week, tucked my
folds into slick velvet, and ate
a real-deal business lunch,


and this winter I braced against the cold,
sheathed my lashes with mascara.


For that matter, I’ve been raising
heeled boots against the world
for a while now.

     Once, I suppose, my parents spun a confession
          from me on a remote path, my nakedness
               just audible over the rustle of sun-dappled leaves…

But I come out to myself
a thousand times before you behold me
descending to the sidewalk, footsteps slapping upwards
to the taut blue sky.

Thoughts on Self Care

Thoughts on Self Care

Proceed with Caution: The Love Life of an Early-Twenty- Something Woman

Proceed with Caution: The Love Life of an Early-Twenty- Something Woman