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Modern Women

A Thousand Tiny Cuts

Some of us never learned the lesson — not for paper, nor for people.

Photo by Amin Moshrefi on Unsplash

Do you remember learning how to make snowflakes out of paper?

You know,
The way we were taught when we were young?
Young enough that
We still needed the small scissors with
Bright colored handles and
Duller, shorter blades–
The ones that were so good
At cutting paper and
Not cutting us…



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Colleen Killingsworth

Colleen Killingsworth

Obsessed with examining all facets of the human experience//There is no spoon. Formerly at Fox TV Stations & @Timeline_Now.