In gym class
We were infantilized
In puff-pantsed rompers
One piece, prison-blue

At the dance
Which you could only attend
With permission from a boy
We play acted at grown up
In velvet and organza

In class, skirts
Not too short
Not too long
Not divided
No impediment for the boy
or the teacher
Who wanted access

Every girl wore pants
The very first day
That they were allowed

* In 2019 the State of Virginia provided the final vote for the Equal Rights Amendment, but they found a reason why we still can’t have it.

High School Memories set #9: Robin

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