“Freckles on thighs” by Sasha on her yoga mat

Wednesday June 8, 2016
5 minutes
Teachable Moment, 1986
Kellee Ngan

You wear very small underwear smaller than the
ones a mouse would wear or
a rabbit
You wear them with pride showing off the
freckles on your thighs showing off the
hue of skin that rarely meets light
These underwear are red the colour of popping
cherries the colour of the apple on the teacher’s
desk the colour of blood and love and Sriracha
You strut about the rooster that you are
parading your very small underwear the grass
scratching the bottoms
of your feet