Pink

Updated: Aug 4




I made mud pies

and climbed trees

but there was always pink

Barbie and Princess dresses


No safety in the feminine

No safety in the pink


Pink that I was expected to be

You have brothers – they said

They will protect you

Pink never protects you


I went to my brother when

The man renting a room in our house

Made me pull down my pink panties


I went to my brother

When my mother’s boyfriend held me



Against the kitchen wall


I couldn’t find the power in myself

Men - they would hurt me

Men - they would protect me

I was simply there


In pink



 

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