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A Lady's Room



Whiteness is the perfect stage for
corner bugs and painted toes
as bouncy as Midols.
For CDs and candle wax and
bits of perfume bottle glass.

A towel, a rug, rain-soaked sneaks.
MIA earrings waiting for the perfect light combination.
Lake path sand and sobbing ice cream pints.

All witness to the mini surgeries and facials;
the arias and witchy-wailed potions;
the chirpy Sundays and mean Mondays;
and all names cursed in rage or ecstasy.
By a single girl.
In the big city.
In her own bathroom.
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