A Girl’s Definition
Once upon a time
There was a girl named me,
Who thought she was a woman but
Did not have the corner pieces
To the puzzle called her body.
The girl knew the word tomorrow
Yet never looked up the definition;
She actually thought the word was a
Synonym for detached
And acted accordingly. Alone.
She wore her feelings across her young face,
When they existed,
Until she ran out of the bedroom
And ran into her sense of self,
With a language all her own
To own herself today.
©2012 Christy Birmingham
- Poetry: Interested Enough (poeticparfait.com)