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  • Writer's pictureKyx

shōjo manga (少女漫画)



magical girls, perfect pigtails

starring in a thousand and one tales

of a “relatable main”, always female

more charming than Scheherazade


drink the kool-aid

follow the charade

of the highly acclaimed

animated escapades


we shriek, we scream, we squeal

over girls so sweet and ideal

helping “damaged” boys to feel

not remembering it’s not real.


lonely writers in their basements

churning mangas out for entertainment

are the culprits for our replacement

of love with blind desire and impatience


what’s the point of such allure

such infiltration of pop culture

when it’s wrong about “amour”

teaching us ideals immature

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