by 
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you thought you were alone
that night he put his hands
where they did not belong
and asked if you liked it
replacing innocence with

shame
guilt
regret
filth

We were objects for them to obtain
were subjects for them to manipulate
were strangers for them to fondle
were girls for them to deflower

the woman come marching two by two 
hurrah, hurrah

alone we wept on bathroom floors
afraid to breathe or move or exist
in a world where women say no
yet men say y e s y e s y e s

me.too.

cry women of all ages, shapes, colors, backgrounds
proving a mans lust knows no limits:

you cannot change what you wear — 
you cannot change how you act — 
you cannot change who you are
you should not change who you are.

you are not alone
you were never alone
and together
we will rise
and resist
until
all 
these 
mother
fuckers

burn