• ariachez 5w

    "fragile"
    is a pendant
    to a choker
    worn through
    generations of women,

    a warning,
    a label,
    a sort of protection
    from being mishandled,
    that i refuse to wear,

    so one day,
    when i came home
    broken beyond repair,
    they said,
    i inherited bones
    that would really creak
    under this kind of strength,
    strong
    is an outfit
    only for men,
    a negligence
    on my part,
    to wear,

    they didn't even ask
    the name
    behind the careless hands,

    then,
    i realized,
    it wasn't a heirloom
    but a curse passed.

    ©ariachez
    dec162019

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