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A poem about beauty. x

pretty girls

pretty girls have it harder than me

your hands around my hips

weigh down like the centre of the ocean.

the earth peeled away my mother's skin

taped it roughly to the edges of my ears

and there was something dangerous in the way i loved it.

i wore your lessons woven into costume jewellery

biting into my bones at curtain call.

artificial light

and mom's stilettos

i claim you like a poet claims heartbreak

and makes it their own.

the girl after me will have it harder.

she does not know

how to write ugly poetry and fold skin over it

sealing it within to walk the stage.

how hard is it to forget the steps

you snapped your legs into place for?

and this,

and this, i can't find in myself.

thank you for reading this x

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