1976

small,

size

mind

hands,

size of a palm

legs,

length of an arm

climbing up

to get a seat

can’t reach the milk,

Grandad can pass

though

and pour

too

click clack

Nan’s heels

are too big

nevermind

pretend

a big girl,

a pretty dress

pretty shoes

smiles

at Grandad

smiles and sways

to Nan’s songs

very small

very large

innocence

and

purity

and

curiosity

what and where

to be

light and love

to be

grow

to laugh

to sing

darkness come

you

clammy hands

putrid stench

one flick your wrist

foul,

twisted

shreds life

wretched

you

tormented you

despising smallness

jealous

filthy disease

screaming fear

relish pain

sick

incurable

crush

cut

splay

you

no one will hear

filth

except

the bogey man

don’t

breath

speak

move

.

there is a separate god for children

~edited~

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