I GOT SO ANGRY DURING THIS ALL THE EMOTIONS
like a cut that just won't heal
social norms hang around
no matter how much peroxide you drown it in
that one bacteria manages to stand its ground
the rest will come and go
let your body heal as it's supposed to
but there's always that stubborn one
(stubborn as hell)
that can't seem to just let go of the disease
the social etiquette that a man can't weep, cry, share feelings in public
the social etiquette that a woman can't wear a skirt shorter, longer, thinner than her thighs
the social idea that a man is someone with a penis who doesn't wear makeup
the social idea that a woman could only be expressing feelings that annoy you when she's on her period
because these are the only answers that make sense right?
a man surely couldn't express himself through paint on his face
and a woman is just being emotional because her uterus is shedding dead skin through her vagina
these are the only 2 answers that make sense right?
it's that black and white right?
the social norm that all a woman has to offer are her breasts and her ass
the social norm that if you carry your virginity you're a prude
and if you don't
you're a slut
the social construct that a woman was asking for it, begging for it, not saying no loud enough
the social construct that male and female are the only 2 genders
because these are the only sensible answers right?
a man surely couldn't want to become a woman
and the tears dripping down her face didn't scream no loud enough for you to take the tight grip from her arms
because it's that black and white, right?
the social idea that it's okay for women to pay more for tampons, razors, and shaving cream
the social idea that only a man gets praised, high-fived, congratulated for sex
the social norm that lesbians were made simply for porn
because that makes sense, right?
it's absurd that two women could fall in love for any reason other than to scissor on camera for men to jack off to
because it's utterly that black and white right?
these are the only things that make sense right?
by social definition
you are black and white
you are either male or female
gay or straight
a slut or a prude
an atheist or a believer
a sinner or not
pure or unpure
smart or dumb
you might as well have to choose between heaven and hell
because everything is black and white
at least that's what the diseased will tell you
but it's not true
so clean your cut
and put a bandaid on it
because not everything is black and white