What a Pretty Little Girl What a pretty little girl, can I touch her hair? Pinch her cheeks? Kiss her head? Can I hold her? Kiss her tummy? Make her laugh? Fingers tickle. it never ends In the bathroom stall. On the playground. In the yard. The water park. Behind the slide. Fingers fiddle. less polite In the pool, held under water, as grown-ups talk stopped on a walk, say hello; swooped on his lap leg pushed & pressed on something hard as they chat. But when momma asks, has anyone touched you there? Trapped in momma’s stare the pretty little girl is confused because every time she was there.
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