When did contraceptive
go into labor and reproduce
“complicated” and “controversial”?
When did the period in which
I bled so nobly
become a longing ache
where there was nothing
to begin with?
You don’t have to know
Understanding another’s suffering
is no more righteous
than returning fallen money.
People just need to be conscious people
which somehow got separated from “human”
like how justice and law are a bit
and how polite and negligent
started sleeping with each other.
The relationships in our heads
are no relationships at all.
They are broken and skewed and biased and
So when I say “I am a woman”,
the linguistic GPS that navigates my tongue
often forgets to flex “person”.
And then all the adjectives-
They are left