In middle school we had no gym lockers, changed in the ninth grade classrooms with the blinds closed. Girls showed off neon green bras, underwear with bows on the waist. In fluorescent light, their pasty skin glowed pink. Without the bulky button-up shirts, they were superheroes mid-transformation: full-shaped girls with hair that dared to grow […]
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Acts of Volition

Annette C Boehm

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

1, 3 and 5 are loitering at the bus-stop. If they look your way, walk faster, then run. You choose to stop for chips on the way to 19. If you drink he …

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