I Know A Girl

I KNOW A GIRL

I know a girl who fights the world
With a carrot & a stick
She knows her place
But will not rise
Until the clockTicks

I know a girl who wants that clock
to smash against the wall
She’s full of hate
But it’s not too late
To deconstruct it all

I know a girl who is a man
In the sense, she’s not afraid
To play the game
Bend with no shame
All pleasure best delayed

I know a girl who fights the world
With a carrot & a stick
She knows her place
But will not rise
Until the clockTicks

I know a girl who loves the world
and swears she’ll never stop
She writes all night and sips on rum
and the gun might just go pop

I know a girl who lies about
and bathes in almond milk
She waits and waits and dreams the dream
that she be dressed in silk

I know a girl who carves in wood
and travels far & wide
She’s soft to touch and sweet to eat
and doesn’t need to hide

I know girls who are stuffed with pills, their faces wan and pale
They can’t remember, cannot cry and would rather yet be dead

I know a girl who fights the world
With a carrot & a stick
She knows her place
But will not rise
Until the clockTicks

Amy Redmond ©2014 ‪#‎wakingthefeminists‬

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