sweaty toes and smiley eyes
all that comes with no surprise
to the girl that helps me fix
what i think that pretty is

“pretty” is — what i have learned —
when she tells the other girls
about the cruel in the world

that she has to wear a thing
cannot just wear no-ho-thing

or the way that money works
the worker’s alienation from her work
her not willing to be-he
the vegan caring feminy
that lives in such a city big
and gets in rage about the stuff
other people do — because they must

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