Respect

I am an angry woman. 

 

No, I don't have picket signs

propped up in my garage

or a coarse voice,

from screaming.

I've never marched

down a street with proud sisters,

demanding what we deserve.

 

Respect.

 

I've stayed at home,

quietly forming loud opinions. 

I listen as every woman

I have ever truly known

remembers her personal horrors,

waking nightmares,

crying in ways I cannot

even begin to describe, and

 

I am an angry woman.

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