I hope you become two again
and get as presents, a fish
and a bicycle for your birthday
My wish for you is this: that
your fish rides your bicycle away
when you’re asleep in the night
and never comes back. And
guess what, you get no more
presents until the day it does.
This sounds like a dream to you,
doesn’t it? You know it’s possible
to just wake up.
So, here’s a second wish: that
you never wake up from it.
And if you do, here’s a third: that
you realize that what you consider
dreams are realities for some, and
some realities are beyond what few
can even begin to dream of. Privilege
is a reality few can only dream of. I
might be wrong, I sometimes am, but
it just might be true that fishes wish
all day long that they too can ride bicycles
You do know, that you can use
what you call critical thinking skills
and STILL represent yourself
along with other women, right?
No skill is worth anything if not used,
You do not need to belittle a man
in order to lift yourself up, I agree
and must need remind you that you
do not need to belittle a woman either
especially those who do not know
what it means to be courageous and strong
Men have issues too, of course!
And straight people too. And
those in the religious, and racial
majority. And definitely, rich people too.
Sorry. And stop being a girl
Someone has to be blamed, right?
I’ll join you to play the game. So,
here goes: It’s the way she looked at me.
Her skirt was too short. She was drunk.
She didn’t say no.
But let’s ignore the fact that
eyes can look away, a cab can be found
for her to get her home safe, she
didn’t say yes either. Let’s forget
the times the apparel that wrapped
her fully-clothed body was ripped
apart. What if her body was even unclad
do we now forget, the rule
or are we not taught, to not
touch what doesn’t belong to us?
Like an unsolvable riddle, go back
to 8. Again. And again.
And again, until you really get it.
I’m glad you don’t look oppressed. Even then,
I must say, that not a lot of people who indeed
are look like it.
Don’t wait until you are a
target, dear. An army does
not now start to prepare for war
when the enemy is approaching base.
There are no enemies here
as long as we’re fighting
together for the same thing
Believe it or not, it’s true
Much is expected of men
because we are respected
and reminded that we should know
and do better
than behaving like beasts
instead of the humans we are
I too believe inequality
exists because of entitlement
and supremacy that’s existed
for centuries now
Nice to meet you too. It’s always nice
to put a face to a name.
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