Tainted

Tell me.
What must one do
when her communion dress
has been stained,
and the congregation scorned
her shameful garment?

Tell me.
What must one do
when flies feasted upon
her garden
instead of butterflies?

Tell me.
What must one do
when skeletons hidden deep
within her closet
force their way out
and still haunt her late at night?

Tell me.
What should a girl do
when after cleaning her
dress, garden, and closet,
she still feels degraded,
and she is still considered
tainted?

– 02/06/10

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