i got no need for empty promises
or wounded egos that got nothing to do with me.
i didn’t ask to be born just so you could
have someone to take out your frustrations on.
i didn’t ask to be born just so you
could take control of my mind, my spirit, my soul,
i am not your personal punching bag.
i am life giver, i am sister, i am warrior, i am abundant,
i am endless empathy for self
so i have enough to spare for others.
i sow seeds of light within myself
so hope grows roots
and this garden you see before you
shines brighter than most think possible.
i count the steps between us
unburdened by the distance;
my spirit says i can only intake so much
of the misogyny that drips from internalized lips.
its been real and we’ve tried
and you don’t get to have any of my peace.
so i bid you adieu,
this is goodbye.
-When your father has his sons in his life so he discards everything his daughter has paved the way for –