Tag: poetry

ours or theirs

Don’t make us cheerleaders
Don’t demand we look a certain way
Don’t have us wear a suit of patriarchy
Designed for ogling and locker room culture

Don’t demand from us
How we should dress
How we should behave
How we should talk
How we should pleasure
Or whom.

Grief’s Eternal Day

Once upon a time in a stainless-steel dream
Two famelicose smiles devoured a dead scream
Chewing on its gristle, hollowing out its dune
Crumbling stray cinders into a solid prune

In a withering wilting world upon a lyre
I smudged scorched faults with a disdain
That belied my quaking waffle’s refrain
Festering, blistering, seeping sputtering fire