Venessa Marco - “Patriarchy” (WoWPS 2014)
"See how quickly you become a mouth again? A cavity? A temple and brothel, both cathedral and jezebel?"
Performing during prelims at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam.
i just told my mom i died at birth and i’ve been a ghost this entire time just growing and manifesting into the daughter she’d lost
and she’s just like
well please go to the light because i am tired of your shit
my life is really awkward, but in the sluttiest way possible
I wanted to tell you that I’m not afraid of being moved anymore;
Not afraid of this heart packing up its things and flying transcontinental
with only a wool coat and a pocket with a folded-up address inside.
coming home to an empty apartment, making a dinner from scratch, and drinking red wine from a mason jar while watching tv shows about witches
ALL BY MYSELF
it’s so cool and windy in my apartment. this is the greatest thing to come home to. also, i have poptarts :D
The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often really wonderful people who you love deeply, but they have internalized some really poisonous shit. So every once in a while they say or do something that really shakes you because you’re no longer totally certain they see you as a human being, and you feel totally disempowered to explain that to them.(via softmonologues)