They said something mean to me
and didn’t notice it was mean.
So my heart wandered
into the rainy night without them
and found a canopy
to hide under.
My eyes started
seeing through things.
Old self through new self.
My flexible body
It’s hard to describe but true:
I grew another head
with better ideas
inside my old head.
Childhood & Coming of Age
Strength & Resilience
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a comparison between two unrelated things through a shared characteristic
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