POETRY SERIES

Regan Kelly | Contributor

 

tomboy, tomboy

what a tomboy was she

for dressing in comfort

pretty fake, fake pretty

how pretty was she

for dressing to suffer

 

  • societal (maybe omit societal?) expectation damnation

 

 

“you have big man-hands”

“your hands are so rough”

“your nails are so chipped”

 

  • my hands hold greater plans

 

 

running:

skinny, sweating, such an inspiration

fat, jiggly, so egregiously gross

eating:

so small, see her eat so much!

so big, shame she eats that all!

smiling:

big smile, happy, slender face

bigger smile, unchecked, chub cheeks

being:

isn’t she so perfect

how does she live with herself

 

  • aren’t we all:

 

women?