Marionnette This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 17, 2018
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artificial grin
impeccable garments
barbs and strings
daily audition
am i real?
clipped on my skin
the feeling of
pins and needles
intensifies
my thoughts swaying
pausing for the applause
i’m just a small puppet in your hands
my body, in your control
a twiddle and a tease
pacifying your demands
swivel, and i jump
flip, and i leap
a violent thrash
you let me trip
so many have held me
stolen me, pulled me
abused me, and made me
who i am
but i’m just an ambivalent marionette
fiddling between myself
and the “real” woman inside me.

 

 

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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