“she’s just ambitious.
Tough Luck Destroyers of Hillary Clinton: You Won the Battle, You Won’t Win the War
Sasha Stone

Why we struggle to dream

from the beginning
our dreams live
at knife point

we dance delicately
by the time we could walk
we knew that strength 
only cuts us
too pale to be pretty
and scars will leave us lonely 
on the dance floor’s edge

you ask why we are so smooth
why we don’t lean into power and play
oblivious to the knife
tight in your hand
(don’t worry
we know how to smile
and pretend you won’t kill us)

you ask us to dream
but you will not 
drop the knife

i will not clean up
the blood
i will not apologize for 
this tender skin

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