Melissa Eleftherion

THE INTERIORITY OF FEMALE MISOGYNY
 

it was the toughness
i faked
when we set fire to the woods

when we threw beer bottles in the stream
and when
we tagged the subway car at 65th Street
it was the metal breathing
when we made out with boys in your basement
when we followed that girl every day after school, taunting
when we danced in the pit & went home bruised
i lied
it all hurt
and i had to go

the toughness/           & i dismissed

 

            was a catalyst            

 

Cave
where the ocean broke

in tiny waves
it came crashing

                                    
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