on the back of her hand is where the marker goes

on the back of her hand

is where the marker goes

after she’s scrubbed

as many of the names they called her

off of her body

in the 3rd floor bathroom

where she can be alone

she writes over the ones

that won’t come off

 

it says what it means

to mean something

small enough

that you really have to look

to see what’s written

 

it comes from a place that is so much her

that it is everybody

it is all of us

in the bathroom stalls

and the whitewash halls

in the bedroom alone

even when there’s someone there

 

i want to be seen

she thinks

but only by people

who are willing to get close enough

to see what’s really there

 

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