define each person
What is in a name
Does a rose smell the same
If called by any other.
For 3 syllables have been my calling card
my identifying tag, my name.
But what if I am more than a name,
a color, a gender.
I am the girl who laughs at corny jokes,
and makes them too.
I who support the f-word, Feminism
even if it drives everyone away.
While they whisper “crazy, stupid”
I am the woman who stands strong,
does not break because you can’t.
The words, optimistic, brown-haired,tall, excitable, and courageous
these all describe me.
More than a name, stereotype, a gender
define who I am.
For a rose by any other name would
smell just as sweet.