My name is Jessie.  I am eight years old.  I am never touched.  No pats on the head.  No hand to hold when I cross the street.  No hug when I am sick.  One day, I broke a boy’s nose because he tried to hug me.  Another,  my eyes leaked water when I watched a mother hold her little girl.  I was here too, but nobody saw.  Will you see me?  Time is running out;  are you ready? 

To Be Released December 8th, 2011

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