A girl as young as she

Fair and lean that’s all you’ll see

With heart like gold none has known

She believed in all and loved like so
Little her heart be

Abiding in adult company

All she wished all along

Can I be like mummy when I grow up?
And so that star heard her voice

Gave her flesh, flesh and then poise

And now she’s growing against her will you see

Because her clothes no longer fit
And now theres flesh

That’s all that’s there

But flesh has gone out of fashion

That’s the problem not what’s she’s got on
No crime did she commit

No sin did she mean

All she was was a little girl with a golden heart

Wishing to be like her mummy with all of that golden heart.

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months”

Dear Oscar Wilde 💖💖

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Pencilmarks and Scribbles Magazine was founded in 2017 by Clara Jack to be a home for African writers, asking them to come as they are and giving them room for growth. The publication aims to give back to the Nigerian Literary scene for the things it has given us.