day 19

they say girls
are worth more
than boys

girls are treasure
boxes, covered
in silver, gold
filagree

girls are wrapped
like birthday
gifts, head to
toe

only the eyes
show, only
the red or
green

girls are told
to hush hush
hush

save those precious
vowels, save those
pursed lips
those singing
contestants

save those legs
long and short
formed as trees
are formed

save those faces
dark and light
each different
each the same

such beauty
is hidden
candles snuffed
so the brightness
doesn’t frighten

they say girls
are worth more
than boys

this must be
why, they
sell so
well

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