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“Warm Water Wonderings of a Wallflower” by Paulomi Mukherjee
The warm water hugs her as she thinks about what you said,
Blames herself, and regrets all her doings as she weeps in bed.
“Did I say something? Do I deserve this?” she asks herself,
And sometimes she sticks her head in the sand and chooses to walk it off.
Her head, a porcelain teacup, overflowing at the brink,
Filled with bittersweet memories and the advice from her shrink.
Why do you choose to say all those things you say to her,
Criticize her mannerisms, her decisions and everything she’s made of?
She is the ostrich being ostracized for the definition of her.
Your words make her cringe and her toes start to curl.
“Let it go, keep calm,” she tells herself everyday,
While you vultures suck her soul out, bit by bit.
She can be who she wants to be and say what she wants,
An Independent individual, as strong as a rock.
She thinks to herself, “They’re insecure about who they are.”
And so they feed on my happiness, take pleasure as I scar.