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December 4, 2019

SUSANKIRSCHBAUMSELFPORTRAITDEC2019“Susan in Tutu”/Susan Kirschbaum barefaced self portrait/Shot December 2019 **All words and images here are copyrighted.

Shortly after I’d hatched

I found a Nutcracker

Under a Tree

On a Stage

That Captured my eyes

Then my arms; torso; legs; feet,

To become just like them

Girls who transformed

Into Snowflakes; Fairies: Queens

Arabian Seductresses

Who clicked chimes between fingers

We danced for a Prince

Who killed the Rats

Who descended en mass

The Prince was a Hoax

Those Rats….

They are Everywhere now

Yet, wth one little Tutu,

I come to life

Once more,


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