Advice

Advice

A Poem by Grace Noelken-Anderson
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Triggers: alcohol, implied nonconsensual activity A free verse poem about older girls.

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Here’s advice to give the kids

Don’t trust older girls with

Sharp brown eyes

And thoroughly finger-combed hair

Reeking of cobalt vodka

Served from a plastic cup

Don’t trust older girls who

Run across the street

Without a crosswalk

Who test their Sharpies

On the display at Walgreens

Don’t trust older girls who

Keep kids as “friends”

And try to get them drunk

Don’t trust older girls

But the bigger half of this advice?

If you did trust an older girl

If you were uncomfortable

If she hurt you

You didn’t know better

Because you were a kid

And nobody told you

To no fault of their own

Not to trust older girls

© 2018 Grace Noelken-Anderson


Author's Note

Grace Noelken-Anderson
This is just kind of vent poetry, so please don't give me intense critique.

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wow, so very powerful and emotional

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Added on February 2, 2018
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Tags: vent, angst, advice, poem, poetry, assault, hurt, sadness, anger