"It's not a spectator sport!"

Don't tell Tara Sue
that you are not
interested in
awakening,

As I see it in your
face and hear you
crying, off in your
room, late at night.

Holding onto our
reasons for pain
for days, and years,
is more painful
than the brief ripping
that comes as they are
stripped away --

just a little
wax strip pulling out
leg hairs.

Tara Sue says:
Let's exfoliate ourselves