be a white woman
give up my voice
love my man and family harder and longer
than any other choice
get on my knees
recite my prayers
pledge to give up my own ambition especially if he dares
love my father
love my mother
where else did the savings come from?
couldn’t be my job silly
the boomers made oh so sure we were covered
bleach my hair
or have a crooked face
then you get Primetime
then the people will listen! rejoice! hark! a woman is speaking
but keep the teleprompter on…. her thoughts could start leaking
much like her woman tears
she helps others but can never seem to remember to
blow her nose wipe her own ass and she has the audacity to shit
which bathroom does she go in?
Non-binary or misfit?
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