Genie: Daily Prompt


Thanks to for this picture.

Genie, feral child –

Seventies waif and speechless stray:

Tethered, voiceless, to a chair;

Who knows what dread sight, sound, touch

Met her powerless gaze?

Who can tell what happened, daily,

In the mind of human-made- animal?

Science leapt upon her:

Unholy glee to prove – what?

A nature versus nurture point?

Genie: My age, give or take.

Society failed her.

Language eluded her.

Wild, wistful, Wiley:



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