daring. Complex and
pragmatic. Clever and dreamy.
A being, to respect and whorship
never static, a manufacturer of zeal
Yet, subdued, forgotten, broken, hurt!
Your fiery nature extinguished
by a culture of scarcity
by: I ought to
I should, I have to
I need to, I must, I could,
by: You had better, You might want to
check your sanity, lose a little weight, become a mother
be more curvy, have a girl, then a boy, a hybrid if need be
cook like a chef, fuck like a pornstar, have a perfect family
become famous, look incredible, have the ideal job
hike and give speeches, be sexy and assertive
hit the gym 24/7, clean the house, do yoga
be diplomatic and sensitive, get a boob job
volunteer, write a book, get fuller lips
be self-confident, be a natural
but be perfect, bitch!
don’t try too hard, though
You’re never enough
and you can never be
in this society!