A Letter To My Future Daughter

(ALTERNATIVELY TITLED, THINGS I WISH I HAD BEEN TOLD AS A LITTLE GIRL) The world is going to try and break you down - Don't let it. They'll tell you that you're not enough, or that you're too much - Don't listen. Don't change who you are for someone else, And never, ever apologize for …

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War Machine

Have you ever noticed How some of the most powerful things, From great ships to destructive war machines Are referred to as “she”? And how women are compared to Black widows, Vipers, And the ever mysterious sirens of mythology?   So why has society always told me I must be contained? That I must be …

Cover Girl

  Put the scalpel to my head Slice me open Take me apart and Put me back together the way I’m supposed to be   Mold me into your vision Of beauty and grace Make me one of your Cover girls Broken to perfection   Pick me apart Glue me back together I’ll have scars …

Body

Hips roll like hills in the valley Aged and well traversed But beautiful nonetheless   Flowers grow from cracks and crevices Baby’s breath blooms from between thighs The innocence of youth gone   Breasts sit like mountains Atop the valley of the chest Natural and ever appreciated by travelers   But they forget who owned …