Where is the roadmap for raising an adolescent?
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Your blank t-shirts in monochromes:
The apricot and periwinkle ones are your favorites.
The comfy tops you selected
on Spring Clothes Shopping, Update-Your-Wardrobe-Day.
Macy’s. Great sales! Especially for them.
One and done.
And her burgeoning self
So many facets,
An increasing mystery.
No clues will be revealed to me
Any longer by horse or sparkly unicorn graphics emblazoned upon your chest—
The periwinkle…that’s all I get.
Oh, there’s a white one, too.
I study your colors
Or the absence of them.
I wait, watch, and try to let you be wild.
Occasionally, you put on an old dress.