Thurstday 6 April 2001
THE OLDEST CHILD
the oldest child, surrounded by siblings younger than herself, learns from an early age the delights of subjugating others. the largest piece of cake is hers. that's the rule. she made the rule, and the rule becomes truth. thought becomes fact, fancy segues into deed. she is a tiny god. she creates the world in her image with a wave of her curled fist. later on she grips pen in fist, and attempts a clumsy recapture.
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