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There are things we are not allowed to do

We are not allowed to hate

Or cry

Or smile

Or frown

We are not allowed to drink

Or smoke

Or dress

Or undress

We are not allowed to be hard,

no

But we must be porcelain

Or stone

Or metal?

But we cannot shatter

or scratch

or rust.

I was not allowed to cut

I was not allowed to scream

I could not run

I could not breathe

or drink

or smoke

or dress

or undress

But I had to be soft

as the touch he remembers

and calls his mothers

I wonder, because she is part of we,

whether or not she felt the pressure to be soft

The pressure like heat like pushing and holding down

trying to make a gem that is still soft

with no edges

I wonder, in hindsight,

if this is why she grew callous and thorned

Because I have seen the holes she left in his back that she clawed out in order to fill her out

And maybe she was desperate for some edges and took some of his

But taking edges leads to more edges

and edges

and edges

I think

And because of her thornes,

I was not allowed to scream

or cry

or laugh

or die

or try

or cut

or dress

or hit

or undress

or run

or crunch

or rust

or scratch

or shatter

or drink

or smoke

or dress

or

dress

or

run

or

dress

or rust

or shatter

or

die

or

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Harry Styles Channels Keith Richards in Gucci
The One Direction singer is single-handedly making the case for flower power.

One Direction’s Harry Styles, who performed in San Jose, California, earlier this week, is the latest to jump on the trend with his floral-print Gucci shirt. This isn’t the first time the 21-year-old has sported the whimsical designs of Alessandro Michele: Just a few weeks ago, the British heartthrob sported a toile-print suit from the Italian house. The look recalls the elegance of Bowie and has the rock ’n’ roll edge of Keith Richards to boot.