Teenage Girl

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I was once the

mysterious creature

known as the teenage girl.

 

After 17 years of living, I knew some things

about the world. It shifted.

Rules changed.

 

Navigating unvoiced

expectations. Friendships

gained a new subtext.

 

Scratching my childhood away

the silver nickel to the lottery ticket.

I learned

 

slowly.

You will

too.