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did I miss it once
and twice?

eight years old
second grade

once and twice spots
on the panties

and once I said:
urethral prolapse

and once I said:
rectal fissure

february and march

and who was the man
you don't name?

your mother says he's
important to the family

out of the household now, touched
your privates

with his privates
and I can't get you

to speak about it but
you wrote a letter

thirteen now,  running
with boys

your mother wants you

as if my exam
would tell anything


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