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Gangly

 

that’s what
I was
my ankles
always had
scrapes
where they
would bang
against
each other
as I ran

there
was always
blood
showing
on my socks
just above
the heavy
saddle oxfords

somehow
when
I changed
to penny loafers
and panty hose
the scrapes
disappeared
and I forgot
I could run

 

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