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Life, in Parentheses

Life, in Parentheses

Part I

written by: Elmien Wolvaardt



(still untying those toxic myths

(swallowed whole –
made slippery by promises
made to blushing brides
(carried over thresholds of
prison cells

(walls woven by love
and duty
(and fear))

where dreams
(I wanted to be a ballerina)
fade and die

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