girls while

girls:
while you are young,
be the first to find your body.
unearth:
– arcs
– thresholds
– creases
– weeping
study and know
your flesh,
all goldenrod and godwrought.
let a man
discover it for you,
and you are sentenced
to years
of un-enslaving yourself
from his breath
his hands
the version of you he craves –
better to offer a map
of your borders, clearly drawn.
make him thank you
for every skin-trail
he is allowed
to walk

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