The Teenaged Dreams Of Lauren Hamami (September 2016)
by Lauren Hamami

dreamt that girls grew beards too.
i looked in the mirror
in a movie theater bathroom.
i saw my beard and loved it,
but remembered that every other girl i know, shaves it off and keeps her face smooth.
i debated going home and shaving it away but then i held my hair back and gave a look in the mirror that made me look like a boy.
i liked being able to look like both a girl and a boy so i kept the beard and went back into the theater.