saying women shouldn’t be allowed to get abortions because they were the ones who had unprotected sex is like saying smokers shouldn’t receive treatment for lung cancer or drivers shouldn’t receive treatment in a car crash because they knew the risks when they got a driving license
I think it’s safe to say you’re probably smarter than a lot of the government.
but not my mouth
even though I vehemently refused
telling you I wanted your mouth on mine
because to me
that was intimacy
but you patted my head and smirked
and said, “I want my lips to be close to your heart.”
I would smile and tell my friends
how sweet it was
but yell into my pillow at night
because I knew that
my mouth was dripping with promises
and filled with words and stories.
My collarbone is hollow
and worn out from your teeth
and dry from your saliva.
My mouth is my heart
because it can
I want you to kiss my ferocity
and tongue the fire in my gums
to taste my weaknesses
as well as my strengths
because a hollow bone will never
be filled with wonderment
and will never feel like home.