Because you do not love us
as we want to love ourselves.
Because of the scarlet letters
you embroider on our chests
as we sleep on yours.
Because you pull the pigtails from puberty
and squeeze mothers and prostitutes
from the girls we really are.
Because Disney fooled us:
we awoke, sweet-sixteen, embittered
with no kiss, no carriage, no prince.
Because the heroines of our youth taught us
the plastic passivity of our sex.
Because we couldn't be factory-made beauty too.
Because we have spent too long courting tears
and making life-rafts of our pillows.
Because we want the power to reject
our presence, our affection - even our
So... It's been a long time! Since I was last properly around, a few things have changed, but a few are still the same. Sadly, my dog, Sam, died in August, and I'm now the owner of two adopted kittens, one of which looks exactly like my avatar.
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so, a whole year has passed since I did anything properly here on dA... I have missed it a little but no idea if it could be as good as it was, or will be again. I've been spending far too much time on swap-bot.com , which I do enjoy a lot (running groups, making crafts, meeting new people etc) so I do now have some new pictures of work to put up on here when i get round to it!
Has anybody missed me around here? and what was this year's april fools? I always loved the dA pranks for it. xx