Everything · Poems

Like a Girl

I close my legs, like a respectable girl.
I watch my language, like a good girl.
I always smile, like a happy girl.
I put on makeup, like a pretty girl.
I eat healthy, like a skinny girl.

I slut-shame, like a respectable girl.
I don’t speak, like a good girl.
I cry when I’m alone, like a happy girl.
I can’t look at my naked face, like a pretty girl.
I skip meals, like a skinny girl.

I let society tell me who I am, like all the other mistaken girls.

-A.M.

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