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Stretch Marks

Updated: Mar 9

By Emily Donnelly

Marked by lightning bolts

Struck with red, tainted

Less than perfect

Stomach, thighs, sides

A pattern, frowned upon

Used by the media

An illustration, undesirable

Shameful, overeater

Confined to a box

Disregarded, expected

Industries aim for hatred

Bolts of self-loathing

Cloud to ground

Persuading us to modify

Be better, less defected

Spotless, struggling

A change in rhythm

Drawing in new determination

Frames of versatility, ingenuity

Modified to relish capabilities

Powered by lightning bolts