Puberty

Nadia Farjami

to grow into your own flesh, slowly,

like a feline creeping

down

the

staircase

to watch your body re-shape itself—

a ceramic

curving

inside the     kiln

to cover your skin,

to use your palms    for

protection

ABOUT THE WRITER:

Nadia Farjami is a poet from Southern California. Her work has been recognized by The New York Times, Cathexis Northwest Press, High Shelf Press, The Esthetic Apostle, The National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Prometheus Dreaming, Polyphony LIT, Youth Poet Laureate, Body Without Organs Literary Journal, Marmalade Magazine, Cagibi Literary Journal, and more.