April Poem A Day Challenge Day 9

The poetry over at Poetic Asides for this month’s challenge is stunning. I wish I had more time to read/comment on everyone’s beautiful words.

For today’s prompt, we were challenged to write a hide out poem. For me, this brought up images of what young girls are faced with growing up today. I took inspiration from a Colbie Caillat song, Try.

Hide

Hide behind make-up
Circle how to get Kylie Jenner lips
Mirrored images
say skinny
diet
Put on your fake smile
shortest skirt
belly top
Shop the labels
so you can be
one of them
Go to bed wonder
where you fit in

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