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            [post_content] => Seventeen magazine – tell me;
is he flirty or friendly?
you must not condemn me;
male decency is so alien.

is it the chick-flicks?
we’ve been pumped since kindergarten;
if he pulls my hair – interested
(rape culture is coded within our moms’ advice).
is it the fan fiction consumption?
or about the way we look like the “before” versions,
about the girls who’re good at math,
(and clever about boys [chastity]
                                                    [let’s bring that sacred temple down])

must one never gratify fornicating?
did my grand-(times-infinite)-mother reach 1000 °C in Salem?  

daddy – how are babies made?
with a little help from the marriage bond, Ruth Anna
[I’d date you, if you weren’t my daughter]

if witches fly with broomsticks,
do they swim with dustpans?
            [post_title] => Make Abstinence Great Again
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                    [title] => Alara Egi
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                    [content] => Alara is the first prize winner in August challenge #4 on the poetics of interrogation, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Kara Jackson in 2019, on Young Poets Network.
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