My body is not your bed
- 12 Posts
- Age 14
need I remind you
that my heart is still beating
that my brain is still working
that I am very much living
because last time I checked
I'm not an empty body for you to play with
nor a doll to abuse without consequence
but I am a girl
raised in place where I mustn't dare speak up
for all the "me too's" in the world are countered by
"whores!" and "slut!"
I suppose speaking means that there's something wrong in our makeup
some wiring malfunction in our machinery
but tell me
if you need to hold down your lover
and simultaneously suppress her screams
aren't you the broken one?
i'm sorry your fragile ego assumed
that my 'fragile' girl body
could take your violent approach
i'm sorry that my every shriek
fell on deaf ears
i'm sorry that I'm not there to satisfy your every craving
that my joy doesn't include fulfilling your desires
but let me make one thing clear.
I'm not sorry, and will never be sorry for fighting your tyranny
I do not need to be fixed.
It's the hole in your heart that needs mending.