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Villarrubia, M. (2013). Cold. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 7(2):183.
  

(2013). Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 7(2):183

Cold

Mona Villarrubia

cold, cold, hard, damp tiles

bare feet

they didn't care

with their thick shoes and heavy clothes

pale legs above bloodless toes

the cold hurts

before it numbs

but fear is hot

insides shaking

lips trembling

don't cry, she warns

don't whimper or weep

it will be worse for you

stand strong, little mona

stand and stare

see what they point to

see it and know

there is no safety

for little girls

who don't do what they are told

tears fall silently

on downy cheeks

please don't notice

i promise i'll be good

i won't make a sound

i'll be daddy's good girl

you'll see

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