Spitfire by Jordan Taylor Dubin [Poetry]


Written by Jordan Taylor Dubin

What are little girls made of?
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And all that’s nice
That’s what little girls are made of
Little disciplined robots
Being forced into a role
Before they have a chance
For the world to see more
Of what they’re made of
This little girl 
This little girl’s got discipline
But also a firecracker soul
She spits fire, that little spitfire
She’s got a mouth of a sailor
The words of a true storyteller
Spilling out of the pores 
Of her finger tips
Yes, she may be made of what’s nice
But recipes can change
Rules are meant to be broken
What are little girls made of?
What are little girls made of?
Years of depression and anxiety
Building her up into a fighter
She’s pretty
Pretty tough
The box 
She’s forced into
Ripped open at seams
One of the main goals
She used to set for herself
Don’t let anyone know you’re hurting
Sit still
Look pretty
Look okay

 Jordan Taylor Dubin is an actor, theatrical mover, writer, teacher, and huge musical theatre nerd. She was born and raised in Southern California and is now living out her 13-year dream of living in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance & Theatre Performance and Psychology from Mills College. During the day she works as a theatre teacher and staff associate at a college, and at night she’s an editing manager and freelance copy editor. Jordan is thrilled to have the opportunity to be published in Rock the Pigeon.      Instagram: @arts_n_smarts   Twitter: @_arts_n_smarts_

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