The twelve-year-old girl,
leggy and in-between,
stares at the businesswoman
seated at the next table.
The girl’s face swirls,
fascinated by the silk blouse and impossibly high heels,
curious about what she may become,
thrilled at having discovered a new possibility.


The woman’s persona will linger,
infusing the girl’s play
as she tries on the power behind the suit
in her mother’s high heels,
staring through the mirror
to see who she will become.

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