tell them!

tell them
we are not our mothers.
tell them.

tell them
our mothers do not want us to be them.
tell them.

tell them
we are repainting all of our mothers' pains
in strokes of love and honey.

and tell them,
tell them,
we will not wear
the chains our mothers were forced to call jewelries.

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