I left the bath water running
I’ve let my leg hair grow long—
To my feet
To my toes
I only groom when something’s burning in the oven

No one told this girl about a “right or wrong” way,
only a “wrong way”
to do these things—
To dress up
To make up
To grow up
To buck up
To want more
or less
To grieve
To try

So I’ll mess up clean up mess up
Clean up

Mess up again