Her flawless, pretty face is/ her perfect imperfection/...



Her flawless, pretty face is/ her perfect imperfection/ countless violations,/now she’s sixteen
dancing, drinking/
work that, twerk that/
grab your ankles/blur the depth/ peel back the layers/ dye the hair and pierce the navel/ hide the hurt and put up walls/ she learns to run and not to trust/ black out love and deal with lust/ numb with drugs or self destruct/ an object to be used or touched/ abuse her ‘til they use her up/ abuse her ‘til they use her up/ so when she learns she’s pregnant/ she rubs her stomach restless/ no father comes to claim it/ her mother’s hugs and tight embraces/ meet above and deep beneath her/ hold her gently as she whispers this #metoo #sexualassault #prettygirls #buffalo #buffalohiphop #hiphop #story #newalbum #newyork #newmusic

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