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Eden Rose

Trinity Dempsey


Unassuming innocence swaddled
Pink upon arrival,
Attending agendas;
My darling daughter,
Others would mold you
As putty in novice hands;
Be passive and pleasing
As a good girl should;
They’re shaping while
Pushing, thumbprint impressing,
Be sugar and spice, nice and neat,
Limiting you with labels;
But I perceive within
Beyond water’s blue depth,
A fire for fight,
Resist their restraint
Of clay-formed expectations
Modeled for confinement,
Explore Eden.