Clothes from Holly

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As the car tires traverse the gravel drive, I can see it on the porch,
a black bag, big and wide,
clothes from Holly.
I embrace the joy of digging in and finding new-to-me attire,
just for me, straight from Holly.
Then one day puberty came,
And as the clothes stopped fitting,
I finally realized: Holly and I are different.
She has breasts,
And hips,
And money.

Summer Vertrees has been an educator for nearly 20 years. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of English at Cumberland University. She can often be found outdoors and loves to plat games and watch movies with her husband and kids.

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