I will not be defined or confined by my figure.
My mind is too powerful to be judged by a number.
My oversized heart beats wild in this oversized body.
I am heavy but I am light,
I am light.
My body should not distract from my words or my feelings.
I am valid-
I am valid and my words have meaning.
I know gain,
I know eat,
I know fat,
But I know words much deeper than that.
I know feminism, and equality, and poverty, and freedom.
I know thoughts, lost, in the curves of my bosom.
I know hatred, and I know pain.
I know calorie counting, it's a vicious game.
But I know beauty, and I know brains.
I have both- because you can have both.
Talk to me about the hues of the sky or fireflies,
Not my latest gym visit or if I diet.
Ask me about women's pay or at least how my day was,
Don't ask me my size, or tell me I eat too much.
I am caged.
I am caged by perception,
Take a look and you'll see there's no greater punishment.
I am woman.
I am bold and I am brave.
I am much more than the roundess of my face.
I am much more than the size of my jeans.
I am a mind and a body and a soul-
Judge me if you please but choose your words carefully.
I am caged, not by thoughts or by feelings,
I am caged by words that have so much meaning.
I am more.
I am more than what you see.
Do not strip me of my power, they call machinery "she"
For a reason.
I am heavy on the eyes and the mouth of another,
But do not judge me based on traits deemed by others.
I am too powerful to worry about petty things such as size.
I have much better things to do with my time.