Not Another Attractive Suffering

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 03, 2018

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We do not easily fit into a box

 or a label

 or are black or white or grey. 

We are the juxtaposition of those whose mouths

 are filled with turpentine and cyanide.

Branded “Boys will be boys” and “What was she wearing?”

 

Those are the ones who will strip us

 of golden feathers leaving cold alabaster bones.

 Those who equate women with inanimate

 possessions to devalue us. Our trauma

 is not

Beautiful.

An amazing story.

Powerful.

Or some other Tumblr bullshit

that you want to pull to make it seem normal.

 

We are normal. We are every day.

We are ghosts hiding

in flesh, disguised as a temple,

Vandalized with a hashtag

and a movement that’s stained

with locker room talk.


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