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I’ve Grown to Hate Feminine Flower Imagery and I’ll Tell You Why

I’m not soft and waiting.

I’m ripe,     fresh,      full 

of potential and even if I hang, 

I hit the ground running

the tough, fuzzy skin of peaches, 

broken then split into static 

by you and your gratuitous jaw.

If you asked me how I liked it 

at 15, I would’ve said rough 

because that’s what I saw on TV.

If you ask me now I couldn’t answer,

but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t try.

I bet I could find it under the need 

to let you have it your way and make you 

happy. Tear off pieces of me 

all you want, but this second skin 

slips on last second, like the backward 

abstract of a snake, since I have learned 

how hard you bite down when I let you win.


But all this goes with the image of fruit, 

fruit stems from flowers, and I remember 

from before I was 15 and I didn’t like it at all.  


I'm a Junior Creative Writing major and Editor in Cheif for the Her Campus chapter at Louisiana Tech University, who hopes to be a professional writer/editor one day! I love to joke around, but also talk about critical moments in my life and those that surround me to hopefully offer entertainment and guidance to my readers!
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