Posted by: bluesyemre | March 26, 2013

Defining the word “pretty” by Katie Makkai (a veteran poetry slammer)

  • When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, “What will I be? Will I be pretty? Will I be pretty? Will I be pretty? What comes next? Oh right, will I be rich?” Which is almost pretty depending on where you shop. And the pretty question infects from conception, passing blood and breath into cells. The word hangs from our mothers’ hearts in a shrill fluorescent floodlight of worry.

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  1. bluesyemre, Thank you for this GREAT Post! With your permission may we use the material you posted for a post on power of Poetry, Force on Society, Messaging? Giving your page credit. Thanks!

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