I was taught to love others exponentially.
I was not taught to love myself.
We women are taught to just say no.
But we aren’t taught how.
When a guy says all the right things.
They told us he’d say them.
But they taught us to be polite.
And not cause a fuss.
They took away our voice
And then asked why we didn’t just say
Well I have a voice.
And I will speak for myself and others
Until the end of my days.
And you can accuse me of lying
And tell me I’m crazy
—that I made it up,
But you can not take away my voice.
You will not stop me.
You can not stop me.
My anaconda will consider it
Right now, I want to sell everything I own and just go.
The most insignificant encounters with people, even if only for a short amount of time, can have such a huge impact on your life.