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dear men: why?

i try to assume the best of people but god, you sure make it hard


i'm sure you meant the best when you asked about my cosplay,

but then i told you and you didn't leave

you didn't leave

you didn't leave

maybe you thought that was fine but you're over a foot taller than me and please,

i just want to get up that escalator



imagine me, sitting there, waiting for my friend

(we were walking together but i got tired of waiting; here's why)

you call me 'pretty sexy', sitting there in full cosplay. are you from lord of the rings?

did you see my hands tighten around the umbrella? could you hear my heart stutter?

'sorry, pretty,' you say, like that makes it better (spoiler: it doesn't. i know it's in your head.)

i smile because i don't know what else to do.

please leave.


'meet us at the restaurant,' says my mother, 'we thought the meet up would take longer'

i knew it wouldn't. i tell her that.

i walk four blocks and i'm nervous as hell

little me in the city, dressed in a goddamn blonde wig and short shorts and crop top

'hey, baby,' says the man on the bench.

i will beat you with this umbrella


dear men:

i am not your piece of meat.


let's go back a few weeks. picture me, laughing, full-face of makeup:

'oh, do me next,' i laugh. 'how old do you think i am?'



he holds his hands out for handcuffs. my laughter turns false.


i don't want your wink and smile over the glass countertop. i just want my sandwich. 


dear men:

i am not a slice of ham at the deli. i am not a cold drink for you to sip. i am not a statue or a piece of art.

i am five feet tall with zero muscle and i will lay you flat with this umbrella.

i'm seventeen years old. don't make me.


technically i'm bisexual. there's a reason i focus mostly on girls.

want to guess the reason?


in summary: 






AN: why are men like this why why why this poem sucks but i don't even care i just want to get it out there that i am pissed off and done

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