So here’s the thing

 
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So here’s the thing (December 2018)


You will trim my armpit hair with your teeth

My arms spread wide, unconcerned

And you will not grab my tits like they are traffic cones

Instead you will play my stretch marks like they are the washboard in a bluegrass band 

Thumbing across my thighs 

Without saying jackshit to me about it 

Or the way my stomach is one knuckle deep 

When it slumps into your hands 

Don’t you tell me how beautiful I am

Unless you also tell me you are embarrassed 

Don’t you say anything 

Because I don’t want to hear it 

When you scrub my back in the shower

Or when you pluck the lashes from my eyes