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The Woman I Become

Cliff was gregarious and kind and hefty and shared my love of stuffed animals except his were taxidermies and displayed on walls like art and mine were synthetic and fake like the silicone implants of those women’s breasts which were everywhere inside the glossy pages, but I was seven and didn’t know about plastic surgery and airbrushing and so I sat on the toilet of a stranger’s house who was not really a stranger and yet became strange at a moment when I felt strangeness descend upon me and I felt the excitement of being scared and naughty while being curious and confused and consumed by seeing something I’d never seen women doing before and these women looked like my mom and they were draped across chairs, landscapes, and beds,

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