words like weapons
We're w(e)ary of words like weapons:
Crazy bitter toxic shrill
Brazen bossy strident shrew
harpy whore abrasive prude
Contentious licentious divisive
dyke vitriolic trashy slut
Stupid frigid uptight bitch
catty diva venomous witch
too smart (shame)
less than, Too Much
Settle down, you're overreacting
But silence isn't golden; big girls cry hot tears.
We bear on our bodies wounds of
unwinnable wars. Be sexy, submissive and
available, a bar canyon low and unreachable.
He hated her more than he loved her
Women aren't goods to trade, degrade or
dismiss. Labels are lies ten sizes too small.
Shed them at the shore, love, crumpled and
cast off like skin. Drowned and saved and
luminous, christen me Unashamed.