j at 14, she steps out of the bath


stands before the mirror 

comes to realize 

that the child is a woman is a child


it is winter, sunlight

almost warm

through the window


this girl is between herself

recognizable, almost 

as if she were in line with her past

and her future


for now she is a child-woman

a little scared

a little proud, a little cold





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Written on 2023-10-18 at 04:09

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Reminds me of that song, Anthems of a 17 year old by Broken Social Scene. Good song.

Your poem is amazing too.

Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
It's a moment that is destined to occur with girls more than boys I think. Your poem describes the event for J with great delicacy and clearly with love. The last line cleverly lightens the mood slightly... well it did for me. :)
Blessings, Allen