dear distraction,

dear distraction,

 

don't show your shoulders

don't wear low shirts

no open-toed shoes

 

don't wear tank tops

don't wear skirts

no sandals, that's only for dudes

 

don't wear sweatpants

don't wear crop tops

don't even think about capris

 

please tell me why I am restricted

when the men can go about with ease

 

you tell me no black turtleneck

when a boy is wearing briefs above his pants

 

your excuse is a "distraction"

like a fight or a chant

 

please tell me how many guys

have seen my shoulders

and fell to their demise?

 

I am not a distraction

I am not asking for trouble

I like to wear clothes without looking for any action

 

so excuse me for my knees

excuse me for my shoulders

excuse me for being a "tease"

 

I am not a distraction

I should not be discriminated

I can wear what I want without an infraction

 

signed,

a person, not a distraction

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