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I Am Not by Cheri Amey
published in Volume 5, Issue 3 on September 1st, 1998

I Am Not

a child
I am
not crying in the dark room
pigtails
bangs cut short straight
across
my forehead wild
black eyebrows like twin
tepees always
a surprise when I
look
in the mirror I
am not a
small
girl with
blue eyes reddened
from crying and
stuffed nose and hiccups and sadness and sorrow I
am not crying I am
not
crying
I
am

not.

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