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"twelve years old

I put on your clothes

after your greatest remorse

I needed you close

six years from then

pinned under a man

he ripped my pants

I didn't wear them again

so after the hurt

I put on a skirt

continued the curse

lost all self-worth

shunned by the girls

donned in their pearls

and as for the men

I thought them my brothers

          they saw only breasts

and so I withered

down to a feather

so as not be tethered

again, enslaved by my gender

not curvy

not dirty

not owned

not hurting

just another child,

veiled in girl's clothing"

- "Pinned" (2011) by Kelly Alexandra Hoff

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