She likes to play four square
Says the tape on the wooden floor,
Marking the boundaries for the court.
She wrestles with her sister
says the dent on the wall
Made from body parts slammed against it.
She hates making her bed
Says the covers of her bed,
Twisted up with the throw blanket

She loves sweatshirts,
Say the baskets overflowing.
She hates makeup
Says the memory
Of the bad experience that will not be named.
This is Frances’s one and only life.
I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a good one.
Frances Leadholm