Feminine Literature

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

A short poem about literature in a young woman's every day life.

Feminine Literature


I’ve never had a peach slice,

and I’ve neglected dreams.

Once I grow,

I want to sit on a bay window stoop,

with a thousand books floating

beneath me,

a conveyor belt of literature,

titles fighting for a gaze.


Seated on a downtown bench,

waiting for the bus to send off apologies,

a girl gnaws her fingernails

at every heavy step of a man’s boot.

Her mind projects the worst:

a hand on her wrist,

her throat,

her thigh,

and as the man of stocky stature lingers,

she reads the name on his bicep:


Submitted: May 11, 2018

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