your father was an important man.
always out on business. big
suits. black briefcase. first class.
he sent you to boarding school with the rest of us
bleach scented secrets kept swollen
beneath our tucked in shirts
except on the weekends your roommate went home
when you’d stand naked in front of the full length mirror
and let your long silvery hair slip down your back
while your fingers made small
bruises along the line of your waist
muttering, just two more, just two.
Amanda Mabel is a fashion and portrait photographer living in Sydney, Australia. Originally from Singapore, she moved to Perth in 2011, then Sydney in 2012. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) at the University of Sydney. In her free time, she loves taking photographs, travelling to beautiful places, and drinking tea. She also happens to blog for Vogue Australia Spy Style. She maintains a website at www.amandamabel.com and can be found on: Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Pinterest Tumblr Bloglovin Flickr.