“It Takes Courage
  To Be Yourself”

Jessica Farquhar

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excerpts from That Girl in Your Mirror,
by Miss America 1965, Vonda Kay Van Dyke


That’s gadgets on top of
our friendship—weights and bolts—
for each would do one thing and
have boys, misconstrued brave
and flighty. Each would go.

The worst
part of life
is the during.

It has a was, our story. In
the company of will be,
school, and
put a label. Put


an old piece next to you;
it’s rediscovered! It
wasn’t exactly what
you might have considered

that this baby came
on time. I did
what I had to.

I was crowned.
I was crying;
my name sounded like

stop all year! stop
on time or you’re late
and there standing we
managed to look forward to


scout meetings and
any other extracurricular
day, think,
It’s natural to want to mother

people, but
is is known to be wary
of practice
After all, some words
sound like they

are going on without any
meaning of all
They’re nice to
you going
you going to


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POETRY: Claire Becker, Heather Christle, Darin Ciccotelli, Jennifer Denrow, Jessica Farquhar, Farnoosh Fathi, Stephanie Ford, Geoffrey Nutter, Brian Oliu, Thibault Raoult, Anne Marie Rooney, Tomaž Šalamun, Jordan Sanderson, Jacob Sunderlin, Gale Marie Thompson, David Wojciechowski

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