Friday, May 06, 2005

I Look At Young Girls Now

I look at young girls now in their tight crushed velour skin tight sky blue hip huggers
with the baby doll tank tops and I think I've been there.
God, have I been there.
Sixteen years old and wrestling with an overwhelming newfound sexuality,
Parading it in all its raw and awkward charm.
I had a pair of vintage burgundy velvet short- shorts that laced up the sides from the 1920s
and I wore them with a tight leotard and a plastic faux pearl choker
showing off all my lanky leggy blossoming youth on the verge of womanhood for all the free world to see with no idea how to keep a secret,
especially my own.

From A Night Without Armour
by Jewel Kilcher