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December 22, 2020 by The Citron Review

From The Big Book of Fairy Tale Jokes for Grown Up Girls
by Jessica Hudson

 

I’m classified in squares & gowns.         I attire piglets
        & flamingos         & massive Jojo Siwa bows.

According to Wikipedia,    I can be     light,
        hot,         or deep,     but not        all at once. 

I am an irritant to the eye,     but little girls swear by me.   

        Frat boys flip their collars up     when they see me.        

The LA Times believes Disney     is wringing me
             out of its princess movies.

Thanks to John Hughes,     I’m still a co-star of Pretty.  

                        What am I?

 

Jessica Hudson is a graduate teaching assistant working on her Creative Writing MFA at Northern Michigan University. She is an associate editor for Passages North. Her work has been published in The Pinch, Sweet Lit, and perhappened mag, among others. Find her on Twitter @JessicaRWHudson.

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[Unidentified little girl dressed in winter clothing with hand muff, standing], Emery R. Gard, 1865-1870, J. Paul Getty Museum

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