What is love I ask
For he called it that
When he wouldn’t let go
When he devoured my neck
When he silenced me
What happens on a first date I ask
For that’s what it was
Where he pulled my hair until my neck cracked
Where he wouldn’t leave my hand alone
Where I felt wrong with every word he spoke
Why isn’t my body my own?
Of course its yours honey
Why must they scream out to me when I walk?
Just ignore them honey
Why can’t I escape their gaze?
Don’t look at them honey
Why do I have to take a class to go out?
It’s just for your safety honey
Why isn’t self defense enough?
Have this whistle honey
Why won’t anyone help as it rings out?
It’ll be okay honey
Why must I never feel safe?
This isn’t our world honey
Biologically women are weaker honey
Why does that make them deaf?