October 17, 2013

“She hid in her clothes,”
her mother says of those years,
and the room goes still

(For our school's celebration of National Coming Out Day, we had a great presentation by one of our teachers and her openly lesbian daughter, who is now in her mid-twenties. This haiku came from the mom's description of the daughter's high school years, when she was still struggling with coming to terms with her sexuality.)

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