Petite

They called her little.

She used to cross her arms
and her legs
to make herself even smaller.

She tried to shrink down
into nothing
as she sat
in the subway car
on her way to work
each morning.

As that underground train
rocketed forward
through the tunnels,
she would close her eyes
and go into the vast universe
inside of her–
a world invisible through
her opaque skin,
but just as huge and real
as she wanted it to be.


Photo by Harrison Haines from Pexels

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