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Woman in track pants drinking wine
rattlesnakes

Hello you sad lady girl-thing
 1
Paunched and face-pinched
 2
Used to be so pretty and fresh
 3
Now they’ve marked you down discount on the supermarket shelf
 4
What do you do with yourself
 5
Your vintage Kmart garments from years washed without colour separation
 6
Your hair swept inelegantly into an unattractive knot at the back
 7
Of your head where your mind is free only dreaming in bed
 8
What do you want with your middle-time life, a mother a friend a career or a wife
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And if no one asks you will you ask yourself what gives you joy and what will you do but keep on moving through
 10
Does it matter, do you?
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12 Jan 18


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