Discontinued #poem #poetry #womensrights #equality #bansoffourbodies


I shouldn’t need

to explain anything

but it’s my body

You don’t own the rights

to plow it

or to plant over it

like farmland for cash crops

whose benefits I’ll never see

except as a by-product

of my continued


Women and girls (all women and girls) should be safer than we are. We should have bodily autonomy, the right to choose, and the right to walk freely without being harassed. Instead, it seems, we have a lot of work to do, but we’re up for the challenge. We will not acquiesce to over-reaching authority, and we will not comply with the politicians and laws that press us to accept a continuous lack of equality.