We are relentless,
daughters of rebel warriors.
We give birth,
cradle you in the arms of death,
cackling at the moon with savage eyes.
We thrive in the liminal spaces.
Hurricane winds annihilating antiquated order.
You can’t control us,
and so your marrow shivers with regret.
They tell us we are bad.
Girls like us are perilous—
we love too intensely.
We protect with an ancient ferocity.
When danger threatens,
we claw their eyes out,
sinking bloody teeth into flesh.
We are not your enemy.
We came to save, when you were supposed to save us,
and maybe that’s why the world can’t understand girls like us,
we turn stories upside down.
Breathing compassion through dragon nostrils,
like hell fire,
shooting through the veins of a starving nation.
We fight with trickster wit,
and fists if we have to,
but lead with the sweet melody of tender, open hearts.
Full poem in bio link.
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