You prefer the mint-condition idea of her,
so you don’t take the doll out of the box,
the card out of the hard protector,
the comic book out of the plastic sleeve,
and you’re careful not to bend the tag,
but when she comes to you,
damaged and not pristine,
showing all her scars and flaws,
what will you do with this fragile thing?
Madison Estes lives in Houston, Texas where she studies psychology, makes up voices for her pets and posts a ridiculous amount of memes on Twitter @madisonestes.