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I Was a Child

A poem

Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash

My pleases were not good
enough plain
they needed
to be pretty: iced
topped with imaginary cherries

I was a child learning
I should beg
for what I need
and must manipulate my words
to earn myself worthy.

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Jasmine Poulton

English poet, writer and actress based in Los Angeles. Founder and editor of “Sundays” Journal. ~Perpetually speaking metaphorically~