#NaPoWriMo 14 / #100poeticanswers 32: What’s Puberty? 

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April 14, 2017 by Sez

Recently Soph asked, after what was evidently a confusing viewing of the film Inside Out, “What’s puberty?” 

Well may you ask.

The quickest – and the slowest – answer is

 “Oh, you’ll find out.” And, honestly, you will.

And there is no way for me to describe

In any way that will make sense to you,

The way you will become a hormone factory.

Change size and shape and mood. Grow, and grow hair

Where no hair was before. How you will learn

To love and also hate, and with such force

That seven years has no way to imagine.

So I’ll just say: there lives, inside of you,

A grown up who is waiting to break free

And it will not be easy. You will cry

And laugh, and shout and cry and laugh again.

But when you meet that grown up, face to face,

You’ll find that it was worth it. You’ll find out.


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