long and deep

do it again

don't do it perfect


notice that you need to inhale to exhale

notice how your lungs hurt



bite down on him

instead of your aching teeth

tell him the truth through a smile

how many rapes does it take

to make it stop

to find peace and freedom and safety in our bodies


i see a world beyond this

in which women are loved and free

in which we heal ourselves

and each other


i can see it

i feel it

it's here