The Rusty Toque | Issue 3 | Poetry| October 12, 2012
When Bryn lived with her parents, they would tell her things, like
“America is the good guys,” and
“If you pierce your ears you’ll go to hell.”
Now that she lives with us, we tell her things, like
“White people and black people are exactly alike,” and,
“It’s always wrong to lie.”
And it all settles into Bryn just the same, in silence, but you can see it coming back out in crayon worlds of her own--
Skeletal outlines with smooth, clean edges, like ours.
JESSICA ROHAN is a student of sociology and fiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh.