bedtime lessons

in other people's children
everyone knows how itís done

but when he narrated the photo
of his 4-year-old in the bath

who said daddy don't put my photo
on the internet, and he did

he spoke to my inner child protesting.
in 10 years will she post herself naked

saying it's no issue, my body is public
besides, you did. it's already done.

sometimes I am covered in triggers
sometimes I forget I'm a gun.

© Pearl Pirie