Little Bears

Rebecca Buchanan

they wore bear skins

those little girls at Brauron

stamped their feet and growled

growled from deep in their bellies

little girls don’t dance as bears anymore

they throw up to stay weak and skinny

wear six inch heels that make them stumble and teeter

sculpt and paint their useless nails

hold their tongues and smile and don’t growl

little girls aren’t bears anymore


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