Too often beauty is ignored and worth is denied
I am a diamond ring in a dingy dollar store
Chubby butterfingers try me on for size
Cheap plastic jewelry just won’t cut it anymore
This heart beats inside my chest to the rhythm of a thousand feet
Women that feel chewed up and spit out like I’ve been
How many licks to the center of the eye candy lollipop?
Until I’m just the worthless stick discarded in the street?
It makes me sick when men say things like “smash, hit, bang”
when talking about a woman
because to me that means sex void of love
You with a capital ‘Y’ chromosome pull your trigger
over and over and over and over
You get what you want but throw away the hollow evidence
Using body bags would be too dignified
Your victims would first have to be recognized as human.
Like hard candy licked inside out
Like a piece of juiced fruit
You get your taste but what about the bruised peels that
pave your mushy path to satisfaction?
We were someone’s mothers, daughters, sisters, friends
Bloody bullet holes ooze red and black where our identities had been
Once every corpse rots under your feet you will sink
to the bottom of a sea of lifeless, forgotten faces
Recognition drown out by your feral panting
and the blood rushing through your ears
Now you hear nothing but the loneliest of silences-
the emptiness that comes from realizing you were wrong.
The reality of what you’ve done hits you but it’s too late
You’re knee deep ironically in your self destruction
And just like no one was there to rescue your victims from you
There’s no one around to save you.