She Is Not This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 8, 2016
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She is not a lovely daisy you spot in a field –
you will not
pluck her from her roots
only to watch her wither.
She is not your cup of tea –
you cannot
sugar her up
to make her easier to swallow.
She is not a sunset caught at the perfect moment –
you will not
bask in her light
only when you consider her beautiful enough.
She is not a songbird in the trees –
you will not
dismiss her voice
when you grow weary of what she has to say.
She is a woman:
she needs no comparison to validate her worth.
She is a woman:
withstanding, strong, worthy, insightful.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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