This one’s for the girls

This one’s for the girls who cover their mouths when they ask for something.

For the ones who believe their inheritance is approval.

For the ones who took Jesus’s words to heart that you must lose your life to gain it.

For the ones who never had it to lose.

For the ones who iron shirts that aren’t their own.

For the ones who know that their monthly pain is their penance for Eve’s sin.

For the ones who drown out the sound of silence with scrubbing.

For the ones who love what hurts them for fear of being unloved.

For the ones who build palaces out of promises.

 

This one’s for the girls who the world says are women before they ever become grown.

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