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Astrid

Tell Me

 

Don't tell me "you're effeminate"
Don't tell me "you're wearing...a... barrette???"
Don't tell me through your widening frown that you've spotted my nail polish
Don't tell me how I don't meet your expectations -- that I should
Just
Be
Like
Others

 

Tell me "you seem happier now"
Tell me "you're wearing sparkly shoes!!!"
Tell me through your widening smile that you accept the difference in me
Tell me with your hug that I am accepted -- 
Just
As
I
Am

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