The Threshold

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The Gender Gap

The pain threshold for men, 
Is lower than a snake. 
A bit of cold and then, 
Why, such a fuss they make. 

Where women prove their worth, 
In tightening of the screws, 
Is not for giving birth,
 It's purchasing new shoes.

Child Abuse

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Child Abuse

power, torn trust, secret place
physical trauma
mental pain, threats, shame.

The Tattoo

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I've thought about one
But I'm scared of the pain
Will it fade with the sun
Or wash off with the rain?

A small one to start
Nothing too flash
Perhaps a love-heart
Do I have to pay cash?

The tattooist's gun
Starts up with a whine
My idea of fun?
Nope, I've changed my mind.
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