Boiling Water, also known as 
Mature For Her Age,
remembers that her real name is 
Foaming At The Mouth, 
and not Wise Beyond Her Years. 

hear the wrong name often enough and
you forget all the sharp teeth in your mouth,
forget you’re Girl not Woman, 
forget that you need Help not Dick. 
once we’ve grown Big and Sour and Selfish, 
all of our pseudonyms will still be warm 
when the next girl puts them on.