The woman in the pictures is an adult

He showed me the camera, 
the only thing I thought was that I look old.
Not old like an old person. 
Not old like too old to stop me from anything. 
Just older. 
I didn’t want him to scuff at me and say “Pffff, just you wait” 
like they always do
Like they always will until, one day, I will 
So I just said “I look like an adult” 
The woman in the pictures is an adult. 
And she has scars and stories. 
And she’s stronger than she’s ever been. 
I didn’t think I’m fat, or I look big, or
“let me do that again so I look different.”
I didn’t have anything to fix this time. 
Just older.